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LES ARTISTES DU THEATRE BRULE

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Out of Competition
Directed by :
Rithy PANH 
Country:
FRANCE, CAMBODIA
Year:
2005
Duration:
85.00 minutes

Synopsis

Résumé :
The idea at the heart of this film is to gather a group of actors around a project that exemplifies the reality Cambodian people live in: something inside us - dignity, identity - is rotting to shreds. To recover our memory after the tragedy of genocide.

Synopsis :
Cambodia is a land of broken dreams. There is no more cinema, no more theatre, no more playhouses. The traditional performing arts are becoming extinct, wiped out by television.
But there are still artists. Trustees of a tradition which they cannot hand down for lack of institutions, financial backing and places to perform, they are doomed to live in poverty or else perform “ethnic entertainments” for tourists. In Cambodia, artists are born into a family tradition of dancers, actors and singers and remain so for life, responsible for safeguarding a whole nation’s collective imagination in all its purity. Nothing, not wars, massacres or the brutality of unbridled market forces can undermine their faith, which makes them particularly vulnerable and at the same time, lucid. Today they are deprived of a voice.
The idea at the heart of this film is to gather a group of actors around a project that exemplifies the reality we live in: something inside us - dignity, identity - is rotting to shreds. We are in the process of losing our memory. Cambodia is a land of broken dreams. There is no no more theatre, no more playhouses.



Rithy PANH
Rithy PANH

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Contacts and useful links

Production

CDP - Dussart Dussart Catherine - 25 rue Gambetta - 92100 Boulogne - T : 01 46 05 00 22 - Cdpdussart@aol.com

Distribution

Les Acacias Cinéaudience - T : 01 56 69 29 30

Foreign sales

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