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Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers (Flyer)

Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers

Davy Chou – 2012

A nocturnal drive along a rural highway into a city at dawn that is somehow moving in the wrong direction. It is only after a while that you notice that the vehicles are travelling backwards, receding back into the dusk of reality. This mysterious metaphor forms the starting point for a journey into the unknown history of Cambodian film. Nearly 400 films were made in Phnom Penh between 1960 and 1975, only 30 of which survive today. The Khmer Rouge burnt them or allowed them to decay along with many of the country’s studios and cinemas. More

Un Barrage contre le Pacifique (Flyer)

Un Barrage contre le Pacifique

Rithy Panh – 2008

Indochina 1931, the Siam Golf. A small family strives against destitution. The mother realizes that the departure of her two grown children - Joseph 20 and Suzanne 16 - is ineluctable. Deceived by the colonial administration, she invested all of her savings in worthless, regularly flooded farmland. Driven to fight against the corrupted bureaucrats who conned her, she puts into place a crazy scheme: building a dam against the sea with the help of the villagers... More

  • Un barrage contre le Pacifique DVD
    DVD Un barrage contre le Pacifique
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé (Flyer)

Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé

Rithy Panh – 2005

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. More

  • The artists of the burned theatre DVD
    DVD The artists of the burned thea...
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Un soir après la guerre (Flyer)
  • One Evening after the War - Un soir après la guerre DVD
    DVD One Evening after the War
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

La danse du singe et du poisson

Pierre-Alain Meier – 1994

The seven young Cambodian actresses who were chosen to play the main parts of The Rice People were all born during the Khmer Rouge genocide between 1975 and 1979 or under the subsequent occupation. When they are not on the set, they are all practicing the art of choreography between the walls of the former royal palace of Phnom Penh. More

Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê (Flyer)

Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê

Rithy Panh – 1994

Les Gens de la rizière tells the story of Yong Poeuw, his wife Yim Om and their seven daughters. The land is scarce, the family members are many, the children are growing up, the balance has become fragile. Yong Poeuw and Yim Om suspect that a rupture is coming. More

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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more