L' Image manquante

The Missing Image
Rithy Panh
Cambodia, FRA 2013
90 min

For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia. On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia. Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant? So I created it. What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows. (Rithy Panh)

  • Rithy Panh
  • Rithy Panh
  • Prum Mésa
  • Touch Sopheakdey
  • Sam Kakada
  • Rithy Panh
  • Marie-Christine Rougerie
  • Marc Marder
  • Sarith Mang
  • Randal Douc
  • Christophe Bataille
CDP (Catherine Dussart Productions), Arte France, Bophana Production

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