movies from asia
May 24, 2004 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Pictures and movies from Southeast Asia. The gem of the site is "Traffic Ballet" (wmv file) on the movie page. The photo galleries are pretty good too.
posted by mathowie (14 comments total)
Very nice. Almost exactly what I imagine when I think of south and SE Asia.
posted by armage at 12:38 PM on May 24, 2004

nice site.
thanks for the link.
posted by Busithoth at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2004

posted by disgruntled at 1:05 PM on May 24, 2004

man, the ballet is awesome. why does anyone own a car in bangkok?
posted by christy at 2:47 PM on May 24, 2004

After watching that movie, it's time to update some lyrics...

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
A little flesh, a little history
I can see some bikers and they're passing me
posted by dakotadusk at 4:03 PM on May 24, 2004

really good link -- thanks.
on a more, let's say, professional (as in higher-budgeted) level, there's a marvelous Thai movie that has recently been shown at the TriBeCa Film Festival and is currently looking for a US distributor: Last Life in the Universe
posted by matteo at 4:21 PM on May 24, 2004

LLITU official site (heavy flash stuff) here
posted by matteo at 4:24 PM on May 24, 2004

Armage: Most of SEA isn't quite like that. It's just the touristy bits. :)
posted by Electrin at 7:04 PM on May 24, 2004

I'll humble self-link The Sky Bar, probably the scariest bar in the world and The Golden Palace which is just plain amazing. Both in Bangkok, the greatest city in the world.
posted by i_cola at 8:06 PM on May 24, 2004


Stupid fingers.
posted by i_cola at 8:21 PM on May 24, 2004

You and your Sky Bar, i_cola. :)

Personally, I never saw a more attractive crowd than the one at Velvet Underground, in Singapore (connected with the slightly more infamous Zouk, but IMHO far nicer). And while I agree nothing quite beats dangling from the top of a skyscraper, HK's Kee Club does have its own Picasso's. Which is nice.

Oh, and I humbly offer in retort to your Golden Palace the entire city of Luang Prabang, Laos.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:15 PM on May 24, 2004

Sorry for the travel masturbation.

There used to be a great traffic cam of BKK online, but it's sadly unavailable. So instead you can watch some Thai kids in their classroom, or follow around the Thai Web Cam Man who walks around broadcasting pics of wherever he is in Thailand.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:26 PM on May 24, 2004

"man, the ballet is awesome. why does anyone own a car in bangkok?"

- because of all the motorcycle RTAs, known as "reading the newspaper" (self-link)
posted by Pericles at 1:51 AM on May 25, 2004

Electrin: Oh, yeah, I know -- these sorts of things are also what I think of when I picture SE Asia. But the movies remind me of the hustle and bustle of urban Bangkok or Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur.
posted by armage at 9:44 AM on May 25, 2004

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