Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Yami no Kodomotachi" Pulled from Thai Film Festival

A controversial Japanese film on child prostitution and human trafficking in Thailand has been pulled from the Bangkok International Film Festival in the face of opposition from festival organizers, film production sources confirmed Monday. While drawing increasing interest in Japan, the film, titled "Children of the Dark" in English, "handles too touchy issues and cannot be screened in view of the country’s public sentiment," the sources quoted the organizers as saying in mid-September.

Read the whole story at Japan Today:

Read more about the film at Japan Times (It's more than 'Lolita' and too hot to handle):

Film Web page (in Japanese)

1 comment:

william said...

After being released at seven theaters in Japan in early August, the film gradually came to public attention and has received rave reviews. More than 100 theaters across Japan have decided to show it next year.
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