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In the Country of Eternal Sentinels

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Au Pays des sentinelles éternelles

In the Country of Eternal Sentinels

by Nara Keo Kosal

Cambodia, France


Au Pays des sentinelles éternelles

Director: Nara Keo Kosal

Cinematographer: Nara Keo Kosal

Sound: Sea Vissal, Sea Viratith

Editing: Agathe Cauvin

Sound Mix: J.M. Schick

With: Bertrand Tavernier, Isabelle Carré, Jacques Gamblin, l'équipe technique de Holy Lola

Production: Little Bear, Ciné Cinéma

Little Bear
7/9 rue Arthur Groussier
75010 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033

Year: 2004

DVCAM, Colour, 75 min
OV Khmer with French Subtitles

World Premiere

Bertrand Tavernier leaves for Cambodia to shoot Holy Lola, a feature film about the adoption of a child abroad. Shooting the making of a film has become quite usual nowadays. Yet, this is a special situation since Tavernier asked a Cambodian film-maker and director of photography to follow him and shoot a film where he would rediscover his own roots and confront the ghosts of his personal story.

In the Country of Eternal Sentinels is above all the encounter between a director, Bertrand Tavernier, and a country, Cambodia. It is also the story of French and Cambodian actors and technicians meeting and working together for the film. It is of course Nara Keo Kosal’s personal story of a Cambodian coming back home in search of his roots and re-learning Khmer, his own language. Eternal Sentinels is the Cambodian name for antipersonnel mines.


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