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The Sea Wall

The Sea Wall

A Feature film by Rithy Panh

Produced by Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Release in France : 07/01/2009

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Executive Producer :

Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Foreign production company :

Scope Pictures

French distribution :

Diaphana Films

Co-productions :

Orange Studio, France 2 Cinéma

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Indochina, 1931. In the Gulf of Siam, a mother survives as best she can with her two children, Joseph (20) and Suzanne (16), who she watches grow up and whose departure she knows is inevitable. Abused by the colonial administration, she has invested all her savings in a block of land that is regularly flooded, and is therefore unable to be farmed. Fighting against the corrupt bureaucrats who've cheated her, and who now threaten to evict her, she puts all her energy into a crazy project: to construct a sea wall with the help of the village farmers. Ruined and obsessed by her undertaking, she more or less leaves Joseph and Suzanne to their own devices. It is then that M.Jo, the son of a rich Chinese businessman, falls under Suzanne's spell. The family tries to take advantage of the situation.

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Catherine Dussart

Author of original work :

Marguerite Duras

Screenwriters :

Rithy Panh, Michel Fessler

Director of Photography :

Pierre Millon

Production Manager :

Pierre Wallon

Editor :

Marie-Christine Rougerie

Continuity supervisor :

Géraldine Depardon

Music Composer :

Marc Marder

Costume designer :

Édith Vesperini

Location manager :

Anne Farrer

Assistant Director :

Pascal Guérin

Associate producer :

Geneviève Lemal

Co-producer :

Alexandre Lippens

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Mertens

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Sound Editor :

Marc Bastien

Production Designer :

Yan Arlaud

Casting :

Gérard Moulevrier

Sound Mixer :

Thomas Gauder

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Feature film

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France, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Belgium)

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1 h 55 min

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Dolby SRD

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