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S21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge

by Rithy PANH

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Tuol Svay Pray high school in Phnom Penh, requisitioned in 1975 by Pol Pot’s security forces, became S-21, the country’s biggest detention and torture centre in operation until 1979. Rithy Panh had planned to film on the spot. First Nath, one of the three sole S-21 survivors now turned painter, then the executioners. He had not planned any confrontation between them, but Nath returns to the place to paint the day the Panh is filming the former S-21 torturers. Nath, who had been blindfolded and tortured, demands to speak to them and compare his sightless memories with their testimonies. His turn has come to interrogate the men who had forced lies out of their victims under torture. JB

  • Titre français
    S21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge
  • Titre international
    S21, The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
  • Photo
    Prum MESAR, Rithy PANH
  • Montage
    Isabelle ROUDY, Marie-Christine ROUGERIE
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Then NAN DOEUN, Roeun NARITH
  • Son
    Myriam RENÉ, Sear VISSAL
  • Musique
    Marc MARDER
  • Production
    INA, ARTE FRANCE
  • Directeur de production
    Aline SASSON, Liane WILLEMONT
  • Distribution
    Ad Vitam, Lucie DANIEL : lucie@advitamdistribution.com
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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