The Sea Wall

The Sea Wall  {Un Barrage contre le Pacifique}
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The Sea Wall
Un Barrage contre le Pacifique
France, 2008, 115 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Cambodia/Belgium
US Premiere
Topic: History
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: French, Khmer English Sub-Titles

A faithful adaptation of French literary lion Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel about her impoverished adolescence, dysfunctional family and affair with a Chinese man, The Sea Wall offers a mix of Cambodia's natural beauty, period politics, and powerful acting — especially on the part of Isabelle Huppert.

DIRECTOR: Rithy Panh
Producer: Catherine Dussart, Cati Couteau
Editor: Marie-Christine Rougerie
Screenwriter: Michel Fessler, Rithy Panh
Cinematographer: Pierre Milon
Music: Marc Marder
Principal Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspart Ulliel, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Randal Douc, Duong Vathon
Filmography: Les Artistes du Theatre Brule (2005), The Khmer Rouge Killing Fields (2003), The Land of Wandering Souls (2000)
Print Source: Films Distribution

French Embassy: LA Film & TV Office, TV5 Monde

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