30.09. - 09.10.2021

Exil Cambodia, France 2016 | 77 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Rithy Panh

RITHY PANH (*1964) grew up in Phnom Penh and lost his family in the Khmer Rouge camps, while he was able to escape to Paris. He is one of the most renowned documentary film-makers worldwide.

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Hybrid A hut becomes a stage for reflection on remembering and banishment, homeland and placelessness. Rithy Panh enters his own past via this theatrical setting, returning to his life as a young man under the Red Khmer regime. Filmic fragments of memory escape through the cracks in the hut walls, enriched with quotations from Robespierre, Mao, Apollinaire and the director himself. They ask about the nature of revolution, which with its fantasies of purity attracted disciples in both East and West. Together with breath-taking tableaux which alternate with the claustrophobia of the hut's four walls, a filmic poem is created  consisting of pictures of the past, the colours of today and the sounds of memory.
Original title: Exile
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Rithy Panh
Screenplay: Rithy Panh, Agnès Sénémaud mit Texten von Christophe Bataille
Cast: Sang Nan, with the voice of Randal Douc
Producer: Catherine Dussart
Director of Photography: Rithy Panh, Mesat Prum
Music: Marc Marder
Production Design: Mang Sarith, Sang Nan
Editor: Rithy Panh
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Distribution SAS
Production: Arte France; Unité Societe et Culture; CDP; Bophana Production
Contact: Joris Boyer, Films Distribution SAS:


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