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Neak sre (1994)

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
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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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Stunning !!!
16 September 2001 | by See 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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