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Rice People (1994)

Neak sre (original title)
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 »

Director:

Rithy Panh

Writers:

Shahnon Ahmad (novel), Ève Deboise | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peng Phan Peng Phan ... Yim Om, mother
Mom Soth Mom Soth ... Yong Poeuv, father
Chhim Naline Chhim Naline ... Sakha, oldest daughter
Va Simorn Va Simorn ... Sokhoeun
Sophy Sodany Sophy Sodany ... Sokhon
Muong Danyda Muong Danyda ... Sophon
Pen Sopheary Pen Sopheary ... Sophoeun
Proum Mary Proum Mary ... Sophat
Sam Kourour Sam Kourour ... Sopheap
Noy Samnang Noy Samnang ... Ming Voeun
Phang Chamroeun Phang Chamroeun ... Man
Chou Saokhun Chou Saokhun ... Voth
Daniel Hung Meas Daniel Hung Meas ... Pou Mann (as Meas Daniel)
Sou Bottra Sou Bottra ... Savuth
Say 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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Language:

Khmer

Release Date:

12 October 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

People of the Rice Paddies See more »

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Gross USA:

$43,511
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Version of Ranjau sepanjang jalan (1983) See more »

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Stunning !!!
16 September 2001 | by Michael-269See all my reviews

Neak Sre by Rithy Panh shows the life of an ordinary Cambodian rice-farmer and his family. When the father dies after being infected by a thorn, the family has an even harder life to face. They just struggle to survive. But life has to go on... Beautifully shot in Cambodia, with gorgeous panaramic countryside and nice camera-work. The stunning opening-scene with a girl in a lake full of waterlilies you will never forget. Well chosen dialogues and Rithy Panh's way of telling (sad) stories will make this movie to one of my all-time-favourites. If someone wonders what may have happened to those farmers if they migrated to Phnom Penh, I will say Cambodians just love their soil to death, but if you get the chance to see Pahn's Un soir après la guerre, you get that aspect, too. A Soldier returns from battle to PP and have to face poverty,crime and love. My hope is that Rithy Panh gets a bigger audience and his movies are screened more often. Watch this one !!!


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