ONE EVENING AFTER THE WAR

CAMBODIA

a film by RITHY PANH

August 1992. Savannah, 28 years old, finds himself back in Phnom Penh after four years on Cambodia’s northern front, fighting the Khmer Rouge. Like the rest of his generation, he’s known only war since infancy, camps, hunger and massacres. All he’s got left now is his uncle, Sôn, as the rest of the family was entirely annihilated by Pol Pot’s regime. One evening, at the dance bar where his war buddy Maly is working as bouncer, Savannah falls prey to the charm of the beautiful Srey Poeuv, one of the bar girls, who, from time to time, also serve the desires of the richest patrons. The two young people from a sacrificed generation are soon to be victims to their own passion. Madly in love with Srey Poeuv, Savannah goes back to the ring and kick boxing. He tries to convince the young girl to give up her work as “companion” and to live a “normal life” with him. They make a pact, to try never again to sell their bodies, in any fashion. But it’s already too late in their precarious universe, passion dragging along with it the one who wanted to live toward an ineluctable death, while forcing the one who wanted to die to live with the memory of their love.

FESTIVALS

OFFICIAL SELECTION – UN CERTAIN REGARD – CANNES(France 1998)

HOW TO GET THE FILM

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ADDITIONAL IMAGES

CREDIT

director RITHY PANH
authors EVE DEBOISE, RITHY PANH
producer JACQUES BIDOU
productions JBA PRODUCTION, LA SEPT CINéMA, THELMA FILM AG, DIRECTION DU CINéMA AU CAMBODGE, CMC
actors CHEALYDA CHAN, NARITH ROEUN, RATHA KEO, SRANGATH KHEAV
image CHRISTOPHE POLLOCK
sound ERIC VAUCHER, GéRARD LAMPS
music MARC MARDER
year of production 1997
RPCA 86 900
all rights reserved

LANGUAGES

in Khmer – subtitled in French / in English – 35mm / beta num pal 16/9 / beta num pal 4/3 / beta sp pal 4/3 – photography: all rights reserved

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