The Sea Wall
- France / Cambodia / Belgium
- 1h 56min
- Directed by: Rithy Panh
- Written by: Marguerite Duras (novel), Rithy Panh, Michel Fessler
- Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Berges-Frisbey
This measured if unexceptional adaptation of Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel by Cambodian-born director Panh unfolds in French Indochina in the early 1930s. When floods destroy a widowed landowner's (Huppert) rice crop, Huppert's character faces bankruptcy and the repossession of her terrain by the French Land Registry office.
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The Sea Wall (Un barrage contre le Pacifique)5 Jan 2010
(12A) 115min A measured if unexceptional adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical first novel by Cambodian-born director Rithy Panh (S-21:The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine), The Sea Wall unfolds in French Indochina in the early 1930s.
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