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Shiiku – The Catch

A film y Rithy Panh
Shooting Language聽Cambodian/English
Length聽 91鈥
Cambodia in 1972. For the na茂ve, mesmerized Cambodian young child telling this story, the black soldier who was taken prisoner was not an enemy, but merely an animal that needs to be taken care of.
聽Cambodia. The time is 1972.聽 At the height of the Pacific War, a US aircraft crashes into Cambodian mountains. The survivor is immediately taken prisoner by the local villagers. But the guy is Black鈥 For the na茂ve, mesmerized young child telling this story, the man’s nationality, race and language don’t make him an enemy or a stranger, but merely an animal that needs to be taken care of. Rithy Panh brings this story into his native land 鈥揟he little Cambodian child from the ricefields, who’s responsible for guarding the prisoner, is already sucked in by the Khmer Rouge ideology. Across the border, in Vietnam, war is raging and US fighters fly over his country to bomb Vietnam. Will the child be able not to kill the black man 鈥 the enemy?
Fiche technique
Screenwriters聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Michel Fessler and Rithy Panh
Adapted from聽聽聽聽聽聽 芦聽Shiiku聽禄 by 脭茅 Kenzabur么聽 .- The Wylie Agency (UK)
Director聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Rithy Panh
Photography 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Prum Mesar
Sound 聽聽聽 Myriam Ren茅 & 聽 Sear 聽 Visal
Editiong 聽聽 Rithy Panh & Marie-Christine Rougerie
Art director 聽 Benoit Cisilkiewick
Bophana Production聽聽 Cheap Sovichea
Coordination聽 Marie de Calan
Production assistante聽 聽 Pascale Pigeon
Secretary of production 聽聽聽 Chea Sophal
Accounter聽 B茅atrice Hannequin
Produced by聽聽 CDP聽 /聽 ARTE France聽聽 /聽 Institut National de l鈥橝udiovisuel聽 /聽 Bophana聽Production聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 En association avec SIMF聽Management(Singapore)/TV5聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 D茅velopp茅 avec le soutien du Centre National du Cin茅ma et de l鈥橧mage Anim茅e聽 du programme MEDIA de l’Union Europ茅enne et de l鈥橭rganisation Internationale de la Francophonie avec la participation de TV5Monde
Genre聽聽聽聽聽聽 Feature film -聽 Drama聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Shooting place聽聽聽聽 Cambodia聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Format 聽聽聽聽聽 HD/Color
The Pilot聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cyril GUEI
Pang 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽聽 CHUOP Jhem
Siet聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 CHHOEUM Soeum
Ney聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 CHHOEUM Pruoch
Pang’s friend 聽聽 RUON Rann
Oncle Vorn聽聽聽聽聽聽 LUON Logn
Chief聽 Khmer Rouge聽聽聽 YIM Vutha
Grand-Mother聽 Yun 聽 聽聽 NEAM Koeum
So聽聽聽聽聽 CHUUM Cheng Huor
Tuol聽聽聽聽聽 THAN Saron
Tuol’s wife 聽聽 HENG Cheam
Presse et festivals
Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (FIFDH) (Switzerland) 2012
Hong Kong 聽IFF 2012
Festival 脡toiles Francophones / Cousu Main (France) 2012
Cambodia International Film Festival聽 (Cambodia) 2011
Singapore Film Festival 2011
24th Tokyo International Film Festival 2011 (Japan) 2011
PPP International Films Festival 聽 Pusan