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Master of the Forges of Hell

Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell
A Documentary film by Rithy Panh
Language Khmer
Running time  103’
 In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge regime caused the death of approximately 1.8 million people, representing a quarter of the population of Cambodia.
Kaing Guek Eav aka Duch has led the M13, a prison controlled by the Khmer Rouge, for four years before being appointed by the Angkar (the Organisation), to the centre S21 in Phnom Penh. As the secretary of the S21 Party, he has ordered this death engine where died, according to the remaining archives, at least 12 380 people. But how many others disappeared, “crushed, reduced to dust”?
In 2009, Kaing Guek Eav aka Duch, was the first Khmer Rouge leader presented before the Extroardinary Chambers within Courts of Cambodia (CETC).
After pleading guilty, Duch has requested his realeased.
On February 3rd 2012, he was sentenced on appeal to life imprisonment.
Fiche technique
Written and directed by  Rithy Panh
Producer Catherine Dussart CDP
Ina/Production Christophe Barreyre & Frédéric Schlesinger
 Cinematographer Prum Mésar & Rithy Panh
Sound  Sear Vissal
Original Music Marc Marder
Production Director(Cambodia) Cheap Sovichea
Editor Marie-Christine Rougerie & Rithy Panh
Sound editing and mix Myriam René
A Co-production CDP, Institut national de l’audiovisuel, France Télévisions, Bophana Production/Cambodia
With the participation of Fonds Sud Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication CNC,
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes (France)
with th support  La Procirep – Société des Producteurs, L’Angoa
© CDP / Ina / France Télévisions / Bophana Production   – 2011 / All rights reserved
Cannes Film Festival – Sélection Officielle
Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)
Doc Lisboa (Portugal)
Rotterdam IFF 2012 (Pays Bas)
RIDM 2012 (Canada)
FIFDH (Swiss)
African Festival (Italy)
It’s All True – Int, Doc, Film Festival (Brazil)
Istanbul IFF   (Turkey)
BAFICI   (Argentina)
Jeonju   (Corea)
Five Flavours (Poland)
Viennale (Austria)
Centre André Malraux Sarajevo
Prix de la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme  Genève 2012
Présentation au Prix URTI par France 3