Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate the killer is shot for refusing to pull the trigger. After making their escape, an indelible bond is forged when the vulnerable assassin is nursed back to health by handsome, married Iht. But as taboo feelings of desire swell between the swarthy new lovers, their relationship is discovered. Now there’s no turning back as enemies, friends and lovers are pitted against each other.
Raw, Tender, Terrific & Stylish
- Bangkok Love Story review by GS
There are so many sides to this movie that it’s hard not to get completely drawn in. Part thai gangster movie, part gay love story, part family drama I was completely satisfied by the rather downbeat (or upbeat depending on how you view the movie) ending. The one and only gay sex scene is tender, erotic and stylishly shot. The muted colours and camera angles give it a stylish quality the highlights the love story while other camera techniques bring out the excitement and rawness of the gangster scenes. The whole cast of actors are excellent and the chemistry between the two leads is completely believable.