What Are Some Top-Rated Cambodian Movies?


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Some of the top-rated movies from Cambodia include "Enemies of the People," "A River Changes Course" and "Staying Single When?" "Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique" and "S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine" are some other highly rated Cambodian movies.

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"Enemies of the People" is a Cambodian documentary film released in 2009. Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath wrote and directed it, and the film depicts the quest of the co-director, Sambath, to learn more about the truth of the Cambodian Killing Fields. The film features many interviews with former Khmer Rouge officials who were active between 1975 and 1979.

"A River Changes Course" is a 2013 documentary film by Kalyanee Mam. This movie explores the damage to Cambodians and the Cambodian wilderness due to rapid development. This well-received film won the Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Originally released in March 2007 in Cambodia's main cinema as "Kirirom," "Staying Single When?" premiered on CTN, which is Cambodia's most popular TV channel. In this movie, Khmer Mekong Films focused on effectively using real voices, while the normal movie-making practice was to overdub the actors' lines with a stable of six performers, regardless of the speaker's emotional performance and age. This movie has high-quality English subtitles as well.

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