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Buoyancy (2019)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 26 September 2019 (Australia)
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14-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave labourer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel. The captain's rule on board is cruel and arbitrary.


Rodd Rathjen


Rodd Rathjen
9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarm Heng Sarm Heng ... Chakra
Thanawut Ketsaro Thanawut Ketsaro ... Rom Ran
Mony Ros Mony Ros ... Kea
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Kadir
Yothin Udomsanti Yothin Udomsanti ... Danchi
Chan Visal Chan Visal ... Samnang
Chheung Vakhim Chheung Vakhim ... Friend in Waterhole
Terb Sophon Terb Sophon ... Girl From Rich Families
Phouen Nisa Phouen Nisa ... Girl From Rich Families
Sareoun Sopheara Sareoun Sopheara ... Chakra's Father
Nhim Chhun Nhim Chhun ... Kravaan (Eldest Brother)
Kunthea Sngoun Kunthea Sngoun ... Chakra's Mother
Phouern Mey Mey Phouern Mey Mey ... Chakra's Sister
Ros Leang Hong Ros Leang Hong ... Chakra's Sister
Sim Lyma Sim Lyma ... Chakra's Sister


A 14-year-old Cambodian boy leaves home in search of a better life but is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he realises his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.

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Official submission of Australia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »

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Good reminder about how cruel the real world is
20 March 2020 | by emred-94483See all my reviews

It was one of the interesting movies to watch during these corona lockdown days. There is actually a lot of injustice and violence in the world and we are very little aware of this. The movie does not only demonstrate the injustices in Cambodian seas, it makes us feel like we are sitting on those comfortable seats whithout doing anything.

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Thai | Khmer

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