The artists of the burned theatre

Rithy Panh – Cambodia – 2005


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While much of Cambodia's cultural heritage was eradicated through the deaths of many artists during the Khmer Rouge era, the country's main theatrical structure, Preah Suramarit National Theatre remained standing throughout the Cambodian Civil War, even occasionally being used by the communist regime for official visits and propaganda pageants. Ironically, it was while the theatre was undergoing repairs in 1994 that it caught fire, was heavily damaged and has never been restored.

It is in this roofless performance hall that a Khmer classical dance troupe continues to practice daily, and a troupe of actors attempts to produce a Khmer-language adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac on a stage overgrown with weeds.

trigon-film dvd-edition 62
Language OV khmer Subtitles deutsch, français
Length 82 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD FSK 14+ Region code All regions 

Collection Rithy Panh


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