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Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 November 2004 (France)
Director Patrice Leconte weaves an impressionistic, sensorial tapestry of existence in and around early 21st-century Cambodia. Journeying through the country's farmlands, factories, streets... See full summary »

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Director Patrice Leconte weaves an impressionistic, sensorial tapestry of existence in and around early 21st-century Cambodia. Journeying through the country's farmlands, factories, streets and rural villages, camera-in-hand, Leconte glimpses the people and the elements of the landscape that make Cambodia so culturally specific, and gently contrasts modes of life found there. Written by Nathan Southern

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France

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10 November 2004 (France) See more »

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Dogora See more »

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Cambodia

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$2,809
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2.35 : 1
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6 March 2008 | by davejohnstephensSee all my reviews

This movie creates a very nice blend of common Cambodian life, and splendid, powerful music. Having lived in Cambodia for nine years, I can definitely understand this film. It describes the Cambodian culture awesomely.

The photography is great to say the least. You are taken from 5 minute, unbroken shots of people just walking (perfect pictures of suburb life), to choppy, blurred shots of the chaotic traffic, and back to the silent, peaceful provinces. Very nice.

The music is beautiful, and I think it is fitting, despite what some people have said. It adds the perfect touch, and makes everything a lot more enjoyable.

I can see how this movie would not mean much to someone who had never seen Cambodia, but I think it's certainly worth at least one watch. I give it 8 out of 10.


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