Bangkok’s Lucrative Hangover: Sex, Drugs and Popular Sequels

Bangkok’s Lucrative Hangover: Sex, Drugs and Popular Sequels – Time, June 21, 2011
…While brainless foreign movies get the prime-ministerial seal of approval, Thai filmmakers receive scant government attention — except from prudish censors. In his 2006 film Syndromes and a Century, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul showed monks playing a guitar and with a radio-controlled toy. The censors told him to cut these scenes. Apichatpong balked, and it was two years before a heavily edited version of the movie was released in Thailand…

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One Response to Bangkok’s Lucrative Hangover: Sex, Drugs and Popular Sequels

  1. Bob says:

    I finally saw the movie. I liked it. I still think the first one was better, but taken on its own the Bangkok was good. I also don’t think it showed Bangkok or Thailand in a negative light, just as the first one did not show Las Vegas in a negative light.

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