The master of the stroboscopic depth illusion changes territory, but applies his familiar strategy: a ghostly, flicking film takes us into a deep and ominous Asian past. Jacobs: 'Bangkok, is it? Spelled in an unfamiliar way.' A black-and-white train ride along a jungle stream shows us military men in their pith helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys and natives in line. Sparse intertitles trigger further thoughts about the war economy.

Filmmaker
Ken Jacobs
Premiere
World premiere
Country
USA
Year
2011
Medium
HDcam
Length
14’
Language
Producer
Ken Jacobs
Sales
Ken Jacobs
Editor
Ken Jacobs