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 ...
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After the end of the Cambodian Civil War, people in Cambodia struggled in their return to their normal lives. Among them is a kick boxer Savannah (Narith Roeun). A survivor of the war, who ... See full summary »
A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.
Anh Hung Tran
Nu Yên-Khê Tran,
Man San Lu,
Thi Loc Truong
With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »
Anh Hung Tran
Nu Yên-Khê Tran,
Nhu Quynh Nguyen,
In Rithy Panh's latest exploration of the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13-year-old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves.Cambodian-born, ... See full summary »
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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 <email@example.com>
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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