RICE PEOPLE

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CAMBODIA

a film by RITHY PANH

It is the story of Vong Poeuv, his wife Yim Om and their seven daughters. Their lives, their joys, thier beliefs and their survival are dictated by rice growing. The plot of land is small, the family numerous, the children are growing up. The harmony is fragile. Abanal incident occurs, transforming the cycle of life into a cycle of death. In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer: “from U.N lorries”. They have never seen a ri cefield. One day, these children will have to learn to live in Cambodia, in other words, they will have to learn to cultivate, to plough, to work the land. “Rice people” tries to share this way of life, to demonstate the fra gile equilibrium on which it lies and the freedom it represents.

FESTIVALS

OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (France 1994)
NAMUR, TORONTO, TOKYO, TAÏWAN, LONDON, TUNIS, CAIRO, BOMBAY, CARTHAGE, BELGRAD, ROTTERDAM, HONGKONG, MANOSQUE, SEATTLE, JERUSALEM, DJAKARTA, NEW-YORK, SINGAPOUR, HAWAÏ, TEHERAN, DURHAM, BOSTON.
SINGAPOUR  1995 Prix du Jury Œcuménique
HAWAÏ 1995 award for the best actress for Peng Phan &  Special award of the Jury.

PRESS

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HOW TO GET THE FILM

INTERNATIONAL SALES
Films Distribution • 34, rue du Louvre, 75001, Paris, FRANCE • tel : +33 (0) 1 53 10 33 99
SALES FRANCE
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DISTRIBUTION commercial and not commercial
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DVD family use
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institutional use
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VOD
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LETTER OF AGREEMENT FOR FESTIVALS AND DISTRIBUTION

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ADDITIONAL IMAGES

EXCERPTS

CREDIT

director RITHY PANH
authors EVE DEBOISE, RITHY PANH
producer JACQUES BIDOU
productions JBA PRODUCTION, LA SEPT CINéMA, ZDF, THELMA FILM AG, TSR
editing MARIE CHRISTINE ROUGERIE
actors PENG PHAN, MOM SOTH, CHIM NALINE, VA SIMORN
image JACQUES BOUQUIN
sound JEAN CLAUDE BRISSON
music MARC MARDER
year of production 1994
RPCA 81 121
all rights reserved

LANGUAGES

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

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