Sea Wall (The)

  • Un barrage contre le Pacifique
Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Feature
Running time : 115 (in minutes)

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...

Country: France/Cambodia/Belgium
Year: 2008
Language: French
Runtime: 115 minutes
Format: Colour/35mm
Rating: 14A

Production Company: CDP/Studio 37/France 2 Cinéma/Scope Pictures/Bophana
Producer: Catherine Dussart
Screenplay: Michel Fessler, Rithy Panh, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras
Production Designer: Yan Arlaud
Cinematographer: Pierre Milon
Editor: Marie-Christine Rougerie
Sound: Pierre Mertens
Music: Marc Marder
Principal Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Randal Douc, Duong Vathon

International Sales Agent: Films Distribution


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