Poster

Un barrage contre le Pacifique ()


Reference View | Change View


A troubled mother's spirit crumbles when her adult children strike out for independence. Feeling abandoned she contemplates taking drastic action.

Director:
Award:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
...
La mère
...
Joseph
...
Suzanne
Randal Douc ...
Monsieur Jo
Vanthon Duong ...
Le caporal
Stéphane Rideau ...
Agosti
Lucy Harrison ...
Carmen
Doeun Thenn Nan ...
M. Khing
Chorn Solyda ...
Le père Sok (as Solida Chorn)
Ingrid Mareski ...
La femme de Pierre
Louis Arsac ...
Pierre
Rosa Meas ...
A'chan
Mang Son ...
A'sok
Phén Vann ...
Le chef du village
Jean-Pol Brissart ...
M. Bideau
Samuel Bartholin ...
M. Jouve
Cédric Eeckhout ...
Jeune agent du cadastre
Cédric Salze ...
L'agent du cadastre
Philippe Garcia ...
Le capitaine français
Emmanuel Collineau ...
Le sergent français
Reaksmei Sorya ...
La femme du caporal
Chantoun Kien ...
Le chauffeur de M. Jo
Sophie Provoost ...
La femme française élégante
Heylen Unac ...
La deuxième femme française
Robert Monet ...
Le civil français
Narith Roeun ...
Le milicien au porte-voix
André Couderchet ...
Le passager
Poline Sok ...
Le bagnard
...
Le père Bart

Directed by

Edit
Rithy Panh

Written by

Edit
Marguerite Duras ... (novel)
 
Michel Fessler ... (writer)
 
Rithy Panh ... (writer)

Produced by

Edit
Cati Couteau ... producer
Fabrice Delville ... financier
Catherine Dussart ... producer
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Alexandre Lippens ... executive producer

Music by

Edit
Marc Marder

Cinematography by

Edit
Pierre Milon

Film Editing by

Edit
Marie-Christine Rougerie

Editorial Department

Edit
Mathias Bouffier ... assistant editor
Mathilde Delacroix ... color timer

Production Design by

Edit
Yan Arlaud

Costume Design by

Edit
Edith Vesperini

Makeup Department

Edit
Stéphane Desmarez ... hair stylist
Judith Gayo ... makeup artist
Antonella Prestigiacomo ... key hair stylist

Production Management

Edit
Anne Farrer ... unit production manager
Nora Thomas ... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures
Pierre Wallon ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Pascal Guérin ... first assistant director
Leslie Gwinner ... second assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Benoit Cisilkiewick ... set dresser
Hélène Imbert ... head painter
Sreyra In ... art department coordinator
Jean-Christophe Lognos ... props buyer
Frank Monseigny ... first assistant art director

Sound Department

Edit
Marc Bastien ... sound editor
François Dumont ... dialogue editor
Thomas Gauder ... re-recording mixer
Paul Heymans ... foley sound engineer
Pierre Mertens ... sound
Xavier Thieulin ... sound mix technician
Olivier Thys ... assistant foley artist
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist

Special Effects by

Edit
Grégoire Delage ... special effects technician
Charles-Axel Vollard ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

Edit
Benjamin Ageorges ... visual effects supervisor
Stephane Bidault ... visual effects supervisor
Nicolas Delbecq ... digital effects artist
Bruno Nicolas ... visual effects artist
Bes Paul-Emmanuel ... digital artist
Matthias Weber ... visual effects producer

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Thanaporn Arkamanon ... still photographer
Vincent Buron ... first assistant camera
Aurélien Gerbault ... gaffer
Patrick Llopis ... key grip
Cyril Mousseigne ... lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Marie Rospabe ... wardrobe

Music Department

Edit
Agnès Sénémaud ... lyricist

Other crew

Edit
Marie de Calan ... production assistant
Géraldine Depardon ... script supervisor
Laurence Granec ... press attache
Karine Ménard ... press attache
Édith Pavageau ... production administrator
Christophe Toulemonde ... cfo: Scope Pictures

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

French Indochina, 1931. In the Gulf of Siam, a Widow and her two children, Joseph, 2o, and Suzanne, 16, barely survive by exploiting rice fields located much too close to the ocean. Every year their crops are flooded and their only hope lies in the construction of a seawall. The mother refuses to give up and desperately battles both the sea and the corrupt colonial bureaucrats ... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • The Sea Wall (World-wide, English title)
  • Uma Barragem Contra o Pacífico (Brazil)
  • Ena fragma ston Eiriniko (Greece)
  • Una diga sul Pacifico (Italy)
  • Плотина против Тихого океана (Russia)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 115 min
Country
Language
Color
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Juliette Binoche was considered for the role of the mother. See more »
Movie Connections Remake of This Angry Age (1957). See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed