The Singapore Red Light District of Geylang being the backdrop of a movie? Look no further than Pleasure Factory, which is directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham, who did Beautiful Boxer.
Synopsis (Taken from the Official Website)
Inspired by true stories and real-life characters, Pleasure Factory, shot on actual locations, tells an intriguing and intimate tale involving pleasure seekers and pleasure providers in Geylang: Singapore's popular but little known red-light district. Over the course of one night, a young cadet loses his virginity; a teenage girl gets initiated into the pleasure manufacturing process; and a jaded prostitute pas a young busker good money in exchange for a song he never gets to sing...
Eh?! Little known?! OK, perhaps to non-Singaporeans, since this movie had already premiered overseas, and was an official selection at the 60e Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard section.
Pleasure Factory is set to open End October. Watch for it!