In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive working camp. Her father, a former officer, is killed and the family splits to survive.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, who attended the premiere, has a deep interest in art and culture, focused on ballet and classical Cambodian dance. His late father, former King Norodom Sihanouk, produced, wrote, directed and sometimes even acted in more than two dozen films made when he was in and out of power. Sihamoni once acted himself in My Village at Sunset (1994), directed by his father. See more »
From 1975 to 1979, people had only skin cover their bone due to heavily overwork and starvation. Most of the scenes from movie show people still healthy with no lack of food or nutrient. See more »
[on broadcast TV]
Cambodia, a small country of 7 million people, has been a neutral nation since the Geneva agreement of 1954. American policy since then has been to scrupulously respect the neutrality of the Cambodian people.
[standing with troops]
The Vietnamese armies on the south side of the river appear to be indifferent to the contest.
Under the pretext that there is a war necessity, they come into Cambodia.
Are you glad to be in Cambodia?
The principle casualties ...
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written and Performed by Robin Foster, published by Upton Park Music Publishing See more »
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The United Nations and the West should have given to Vietnam an apology, they had accused Vietnam of invading Cambodia but in fact we have helped them to escape the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. And about the film, it's like some narrative lines of a child, it can't describe entirely the cruelty of Khmer Rouge but we can understand - it's memory of a child
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