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Rice People (1994)

Neak sre (original title)
In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

Director:

Rithy Panh

Writers:

Shahnon Ahmad (novel), Ève Deboise | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peng Phan Peng Phan ... Yim Om, mother
Mom Soth Mom Soth ... Yong Poeuv, father
Chhim Naline Chhim Naline ... Sakha, oldest daughter
Va Simorn Va Simorn ... Sokhoeun
Sophy Sodany Sophy Sodany ... Sokhon
Muong Danyda Muong Danyda ... Sophon
Pen Sopheary Pen Sopheary ... Sophoeun
Proum Mary Proum Mary ... Sophat
Sam Kourour Sam Kourour ... Sopheap
Noy Samnang Noy Samnang ... Ming Voeun
Phang Chamroeun Phang Chamroeun ... Man
Chou Saokhun Chou Saokhun ... Voth
Daniel Hung Meas Daniel Hung Meas ... Pou Mann (as Meas Daniel)
Sou Bottra Sou Bottra ... Savuth
Say Say ... Kheam
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In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to live in Cambodia, i.e., they will have to learn to cultivate, to plough, to work the land. Rice people tries to share this way of life, to demonstrate the fragile equilibrium on which it lies and the freedom it represents. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Language:

Khmer

Release Date:

12 October 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

People of the Rice Paddies See more »

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Gross USA:

$43,511
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Version of Ranjau sepanjang jalan (1983) See more »

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"Rice People" / "Neak sre" by Rithy Panh
27 February 2012 | by annuskavdpolSee all my reviews

"Rice People" / "Neak sre" is a movie about a family who make their living off of the rice that they grow. It is a movie about the challenges that they encounter. I think this movie is the exception rather then the rule of families that have rice fields. In this movie, many things start to go wrong. For example there were at least 6 things in the movie that acted like a domino effect. Producing a negative spiral leading downwards. In a way, this is could be described as a good description of life. However in the movie "Rice People" there is little joy and mostly challenges. There is family-love but love is not always fun and good fortune. Love is also set-backs, sticking together and endurance. So this movie is a pretty good depiction of one family whose love endures through extreme circumstances.


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