First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Directed by Angelina Jolie
Starring Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata

Cambodian author and human rights activist, Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the deadly Khmer Rouge Regime.

The movie was entirely shot in Cambodia.




TRANSFORMERS 3 : Dark side of the moon

by Michael Bay
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
USA / 2011

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Part of it was shot in Cambodia in the Angkor temples.



TRANSFORMERS 3, partly shot in Cambodia

Almayer's Folly

by Chantal Akerman
Starring Stanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion, Sakhna Oum, Solida Chan

The film traces the decline of Almayer, a young Dutchman who has gone to southeast Asia in search of pirate treasure. Hired by the pirate king, he marries his daughter, but despite his luck, he doesn’t abandon his goal which soon turns into a destructive dream.

In a small remote village, far from everything and seemingly removed from the great events of history. It is also set on a wide and turbulent river which will play an important role in a story that blends passion and dreams, racism and money, desire for independence and cowardice, but is above all about a father’s love for his daughter.

This mad and boundless love will lead Almayer to his definitive downfall. He will end up a king of tragedy, mad and almost blind beneath the unrelenting sun.




Same Same But Different

by Detlev Buck
Starring David Kross, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
GERMANY / 2009

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT tells an unusual and moving love story. After finishing school Benjamin, a young German, goes on a long journey through Asia. In Phnom Penh he meets the Cambodian girl Sreykeo and instantly falls in love with her. It is only after their first night together that he discovers she works as a bargirl. Nevertheless he enjoys the time he spends with her in this mysterious country torn between modernity and belief in ancient spirits. Back in Germany he realizes that he wants to fight for his love and has to take responsibility for it. Against all odds he tries the impossible: To remain together with Sreykeo for always.



Same Same

The Sea Wall

Directed by Rithy Panh
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Berges-Frisbey
FRANCE / 2008

Indo-China, 1931. Confronted by the corruption of the land register agents who sold her a rice plantation that is flooded each year by sea water, destroying their crops, Mrs. Dufresne, the widow of a French civil servant, comes up with an ambitious project: to set up a seawall to keep the salt water out. To finance the construction, the former teacher encourages her 16-year-old daughter, Suzanne, to attract the son of a wealthy Chinese businessman.



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Lara Croft : Tomb Raider

Directed by Simon Wes
Starring Angelina Jolie, Iain Glen, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight
USA / 2001

Lara Croft was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure. But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must first take on a powerful and dangerous secret society.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider (IMDB)



Lara Craft Tomb Raider ©CFC

City of Ghosts

Directed by Matt Dillon
Strarring Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu
USA / 2002

A con man flees to Southeast Asia when an international scam he was involved in goes sour. Suspecting he's been double-crossed by his long-time mentor, he sets off to Cambodia for his promised cut. What he finds there is a mysterious and hostile environment where even the most polished criminal can end up on deadly ground.



City of Ghosts

Holy Lola

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Starring Isabelle Carré, Jacques Gamblin
FRANCE / 2004

"Holy Lola" is the story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child. This desire leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia, on the other side of the world.
A difficult and extraordinary adventure begins for them, one that takes them from orphanage to orphanage, brings them face to face with French and Cambodian authorities and awakens them to the reality of human trafficking. There are also the jealousies and mistrust of a small community of would-be adoptive parents, united by circumstance, to contend with. But these people also help and support each other. This quest leads Pierre and Geraldine to confront their fears and egotism. They break apart, grow close together again and are forever transformed by the experience.
Holy Lola (IMDB)



Holy Lola ©CFC

Two Brothers

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Starring Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen
FRANCE / 2004

Set not so long ago in a distant land, the film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs--one shy and gentle, the other bold and fierce--who are born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. However, on a fateful day, the brothers are separated by fate. The bold brother is sold off to a circus, where homesickness and living in a cage rob him of his spirit. Meanwhile, the shy cub becomes the beloved companion of the governor's lonely young son, until an accident forces the family to give him away to a man who resolves to break his gentle nature and turn him into a fighter for sport. When they are fully grown the brothers find themselves reunited--but as forced enemies, pitted against each other.
Two Brothers (IMDB)



Two Brothers ©CFC

R Point

Directed by Su chang Kong
Starring Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Tae-kyung Oh, Won-sang Park
KOREA / 2004

During the Vietnam War, a South Korean army base begins receiving mysterious radio transmissions from a patrol that went missing six months earlier. A shell-shocked commanding officer (Woo-Sung Kam) and a ragtag military unit are sent into the desolate stretch of land known as R-Point to gather clues as to the whereabouts of the missing soldiers. What appeared to be a clear search and rescue mission turns into something far more terrifying than any battle.



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