Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique (2008)

Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1930s, novel
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rithy Panh Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Michel Fessler Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Marguerite Duras Source Material (from novel: "Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique") 120786 4000003
Pierre Milon Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marc Marder Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Marie-Christine Rougerie Editor n/a 172 7000001
Catherine Dussart Producer n/a 3 3000002
Cati Couteau Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vincent Grass Actor n/a 1 1000003
Gaspard Ulliel Actor n/a 1 1000002
Lucy Harrison Actor n/a 1 1000004
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey Actor n/a 1 1000005
Rithy Panh Director n/a 2 2000001
Isabelle Huppert Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
1931, French Indochina (now Cambodia). A French widow and her two children eke out a living from rice fields located perilously close to the ocean. Every year, their fields are flooded with sea water and their crops are destroyed. Their only hope seems to be the construction of a seawall. The mother refuses to give up, battling both nature and the local colonial bureaucrats. Her twenty-year-old son, an angry young man, is equally determined, but it is the teenaged daughter Suzanne who proves to be most stubborn. One day, her willowy beauty catches the attention of a rich, well-dressed Chinese man. As Monsieur Jo's interest in Suzanne verges toward obsession, her mother and brother find themselves in a quandary: Monsieur Jo could provide the financial security they need, but he is Chinese, and racial prejudice is a fact of life in their society.
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