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Directed by Visra Vichit-Vadakan • 2013 • Thailand
Starring Sa Sittijun, Supavitch Mepremwattana, Nang Sittijun
Artfully blending fiction and reality, KARAOKE GIRL follows Sa, a young country girl working as an escort in Bangkok to support her family back home. Sent to work in a factory in the city when she was only fifteen, Sa turned to sex work three years later. Director Visra Vichit-Vadakan builds a fictional narrative around Sa’s experiences that incorporates documentary elements of her life both in Bangkok and at home with her family. The result is a seamless interweaving of genres that gives authentic expression to a young woman’s innermost hopes, dreams, and feelings.