is the first feature by the Paris-resident Cambodian film-maker Pahn and is about Poeuv and his wife Om, who live with their seven children in a remote village. Om has lots of worries. The quality of the land is degenerating and if anything were to happen to her husband, they would be in real problems. Their existence is entirely dependent on the annual rice harvest. One day, Poeuv is poisoned by a thorn in his foot and dies. The most important theme of is rice cultivation, that is shown with all its symbolic tension. The camerawork is breath-taking and gives the landscape a drama of its own.

International title
Rice People
Filmmaker
Rithy Panh
Premiere
-
Country
Cambodia
Year
1994
Medium
35mm
Length
130’
Language
Khmer
Producer
JBA Production
Sales
World Marketing Film
Writer
Eve Deboise