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Rice People (1994)
"Neak sre" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 1994 (France)
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In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peng Phan ...
Yim Om, mother
Mom Soth ...
Yong Poeuv, father
Chhim Naline ...
Sakha, oldest daughter
Va Simorn ...
Sokhoeun
Sophy Sodany ...
Sokhon
Muong Danyda ...
Sophon
Pen Sopheary ...
Sophoeun
Proum Mary ...
Sophat
Sam Kourour ...
Sopheap
Noy Samnang ...
Ming Voeun
Phang Chamroeun ...
Man
Chou Saokhun ...
Voth
Daniel Hung Meas ...
Pou Mann (as Meas Daniel)
Sou Bottra ...
Savuth
Say ...
Kheam
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In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to live in Cambodia, i.e., they will have to learn to cultivate, to plough, to work the land. Rice people tries to share this way of life, to demonstrate the fragile equilibrium on which it lies and the freedom it represents. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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12 October 1994 (France)  »

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People of the Rice Paddies  »

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see a lost culture
9 October 2006 | by (victoria,BC) – See all my reviews

Farmers are the unsung heroes of the world. So it is true in Cambodia. This movie is not a documentary but contains more unbiased information than most of todays documentaries. The hardships of peasant life in a small Cambodian Village, waiting twelve full moons since the last harvest and beginning to prepare the fields for the planting. The incidents that occur are fictional but are taken from real stories of real people collected in a refugee camp. I have traveled for ten years in southeast Asia and seen the setting for this film, but I learned more about the resilience of the people and the communal approach to problems that occur day to day. The scenery is also spectacular.If you are lucky enough to see this on DVD there is an excellent interview with the man who made the movie. He is so selflessly true to the culture I hope he is successful in making another movie in Cambodia.


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