Directed by: Jean Rollin
Actors: Yoko, Françoise Blanchard and Jean-Claude Benhamou
Language: French with English Subs
Also known as: Bangkok Interdit, Les trottoirs de Bangkok, Las calles de Bangkok
Description: This movie has some of the dumbest bad guys ever….. This is a surprisingly speedy film, except for the lengthy and sometimes unnecessary naked dance scenes in the nightclub. Rollin fans who are used to his slowly unveiling style of “La rose de fer” and his love of the bizarre in “Le frisson des vampires”, for example, are apparently not fond of “Les trottoirs de Bangkok”, but everyone who likes sleazy low budget thrillers can give it a try. The director called it a “crazy cartoon” and named “The Mask of Fu Manchu” (1932) an important influence on this film (quoted from the book “Virgins + Vampires”). So don’t take it too seriously. Yoko, an actress so obscure that even her last name is unknown, plays Eva which was her only main role in a feature film, but she is a great choice for this part of a vulnerable, hunted, innocent girl in trouble who can trust no-one.