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The Sea Wall

The Sea Wall
  • 2008
  • France/Cambodia/Belgium
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • 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 20102 stars

(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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