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Les Trottoirs des Bangkok (English title: The Sidewalks of Bangkok) is a 1984 film directed by Jean Rollin. The film was inspired by the 1932 Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
classic The Mask of Fu Manchu. In contrast to Rollin's usual themes of vampires, dream-like atmosphere and crumbling chateaus, Les Trottoirs des Bangkok mixes themes of adventure, crime and mystery with comic book dialogue, while still featuring naked women and sex, which his films were known for.[1]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Home media

3.1 VHS 3.2 DVD

4 References 5 External links

Plot[edit] Rick, a French secret service agent, is shot and killed. His friend Jacques retrieves Rick's camera, which contains shots of a young woman named Eva. The secret service concludes that she possesses the item Rick was killed for, a deadly substance that would kill an entire city if released. The secret service fly back to Bangkok to search for Eva, who works in a local brothel. Two women break into the secret service apartment, kill a man and retrieve the film canister; these women work for an evil syndicate which is run by a lady who is also in search of Eva. Since the secret service cannot afford to fly out to Paris, the syndicate get to Eva first. Eva is helped by Claudine, another woman who works for the syndicate, who tries to arrange for Eva to be taken away on board a cargo ship and smuggled into France. Claudine arranges the murder of a French secret service agent and poses as the dead agent's wife when Agent Roger arrives. She takes him to the nightclub, where they pretend that Eva is nowhere to be found. During this visit, the film and its nature are revealed. Claudine tries to protect Eva, but they are captured by the syndicate. Eva is chained up and whipped. Claudine tries to save her but is killed. It turns out that Rick was not murdered after all. He shows up to rescue Eva, killing everyone, then tells Eva that he must kill her too. Eva overpowers him and kills him instead. Cast[edit]

Yoko – Eva Françoise Blanchard
Françoise Blanchard
– Claudine Jean-Claude Benhamou – Le Chef des Espions Jean-Pierre Bouyxou – Capitaine Bouyxou Jean-Paul Bride – Tong Gérard Landry – Rick Brigitte Borghese – Rita Chokie Michel Guibe Antonina Laurent Pierre Pattin Tiane Pochier Olivier Rollin André-Richard Volniévy Jean Rollin
Jean Rollin
– Un Tueur (uncredited)

Home media[edit] VHS[edit] The film was released on VHS
VHS
in France
France
on 18 August 1999 by LCJ. DVD[edit] Les Trottoirs de Bangkok was released on DVD
DVD
in the US on 27 August 2002 by Image Entertainment in a widescreen edition, and in the UK on 28 June 2004 by Redemption Films in full frame. References[edit]

^ "Les Trottoirs des Bangkok Review". gotterdammerung.org. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Les Trottoirs de Bangkok at the internet movie database

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Films directed by Jean Rollin

Le viol du vampire (1968) La vampire nue (1970) Le frisson des vampires (1970) Requiem pour un vampire (1971) La rose de fer (1973) Les démoniaques (1974) Lèvres de sang (1975) Les raisins de la mort (1978) Fascination (1979) La nuit des traquées (1980) Les paumées du petit matin (1981) La morte vivante (1982) Les trottoirs de Bangkok (1984) Perdues dans New York (1989) Killing Car
Killing Car
(1993) Les deux orphelines vampires (1997) Fiancée de Dracula (1999) La nuit des horloges
La nuit des horloges
(2007) Le masque de

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