Sea Wall (The)

Sea Wall (The)
Un Barrage contre le Pacifique

A film by Rithy Panh

2008 France - Drama

synopsis

Indochina 1931, the Siam Golf. A small family strives against destitution. The mother realizes that the departure of her two grown children ? Joseph 20 and Suzanne 16 - is ineluctable. Deceived by the colonial administration, she invested all of her savings in worthless, regularly flooded farmland. Driven to fight against the corrupted bureaucrats who conned her, she puts into place a crazy scheme: building a dam against the sea with the help of the villagers...

  • cast

    • Isabelle Huppert (The Mother)
    • Gaspard Ulliel (Joseph)
    • Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Suzanne)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Catherine Dussart (CDP)
    • Screenplay
    • Rithy Panh
    • Michel Fessler
    • Cinematography
    • Pierre Milon
    • Editing
    • Marie-Christine Rougerie
    • Music
    • Marc Marder
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 115 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

awards & nominations

  • Toronto 2008 - Special Presentations
  • Roma Cinema Fest 2008 - Official Selection - In Competition

screenings in festivals & markets +