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The Missing Picture

Documentary Film
Cambodia,
France
2013
96 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Catherine Dussart, Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh
Marc Marder
Prum Mésa
Marie-Christine Rougerie, Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh
Eric Tisserand
Prum Mésa
Christophe Bataille
Painted clay figures perform scenes of everyday horror under the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian director Rithy Panh contrasts this theatre with propaganda and original newsreels. Friction arises but also paradoxically a miraculous magic that is able to salvage humanity in the stylisation of monstrosity.

Ralph Eue

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