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...
Runtime: 115 minutes
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