|| THE GATE Original title : Le temps des aveux Director : Régis Wargnier
Cast : Raphaël Personnaz, Phoeung Kompheak, Olivier Gourmet, Thanet Thorn
Production year: 2014
Genre: Action & Adventure / Drama / Independent
Available in: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom…
|Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot’s Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
- A true story that explores the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
- Directed by academy award winner Régis Wargnier (INDOCHINE).
- Co-produced by cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh (S21 – THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE).
- Good looking french star Raphaël Personnaz and multi awarded Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet.
- “Wargnier has not lost the eye for visual composition that made Indochine so memorable. At a time when many directors overdo graphic atrocity footage, Wargnier is more restrained. A single scene where Bizot happens upon a pile of bodies and skeletons on the bank of a river encapsulates this entire dark chapter of history. There are also beautiful images of the countryside and the ruins of Angkor Wat. Performances are also strong. Phoeung in particular is superb. The actor conveys intelligence as well as a capacity for brutality; we’re held in suspense contemplating his complex nature.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER