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42th edition
20>29 november 2020, Nantes
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Bangkok Nites

by Katsuya TOMITA

Bangkok Nites

Katsuya Tomita returns to compete at the 3 Continents Film Festival five years after the construction sites and deconstruction of identities of Saudade. In this new opus, we enter the “paradise” of Thailand via its greatest tourist attraction: prostitution. It is in a Bangkok brothel in Thaniya Street that Luck, the establishment’s top worker, meets Ozawa, a former client (played by the filmmaker) and a Japanese Defence Army veteran. The couple’s future is tied to the country’s socio-economic asynchrony, which the filmmaker ambitiously highlights by the network of interactions he depicts. A refuge for Japanese interests in search of a new Eldorado, the migration of young rural women to the Thai capital, the memory of French imperialist domination and the Japanese occupation during World War II, and the vestiges of the more recent use of the country as a US rear base during the Vietnam War… Tomita envelopes the ingredients of this Thai joint to take us on an absurd present-day trip through a globalisation seen through personal destinies. AR

  • Titre français
    Bangkok Nites
  • Titre international
    Bangkok Nites
  • Scénario
    Toranosuke AIZAWA, Katsuya TOMITA
  • Photo
    Takuma FURUYA, Masahiro MUKOYAMA
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Toranosuke AIZAWA
  • Son
    Iwao YAMAZAKI, YOUNG-G
  • Musique
    SOI48, Yong-G
  • Interprétation
    Hitoshi ITO, Tanyarat KONGPHU, Sunun PHUWISET, Subenja PONGKORN, Chutlpha PROMPLANG, Sarinya YONGSAWAT
  • Production
    Kuzoku Inc., Flying Pillow Films, Trixsta, Les Films de l’Etranger, Bangkok Planning, Lao Art Media
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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