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Rice People (1994)

125 min | Drama

In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to live in Cambodia, i.e., they will have to learn to ...See moreIn Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to live in Cambodia, i.e., they will have to learn to cultivate, to plough, to work the land. Rice people tries to share this way of life, to demonstrate the fragile equilibrium on which it lies and the freedom it represents. Written by L.H. Wong See less
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Shahnon Ahmad (novel "Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan") | Ève Deboise | Rithy Panh
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$43,511
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May 22, 1995 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Peng Phan
Yim Om, mother Yim Om, mother   See fewer
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Mom Soth
Yong Poeuv, father Yong Poeuv, father   See fewer
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Chhim Naline
Sakha, oldest daughter Sakha, oldest daughter   See fewer
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Va Simorn
Sokhoeun Sokhoeun   See fewer
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Sophy Sodany
Sokhon Sokhon   See fewer
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Muong Danyda
Sophon Sophon   See fewer
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Pen Sopheary
Sophoeun Sophoeun   See fewer
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Proum Mary
Sophat Sophat   See fewer
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Sam Kourour
Sopheap Sopheap   See fewer
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Noy Samnang
Ming Voeun Ming Voeun   See fewer
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Daniel Hung Meas
Pou Mann (as Meas Daniel) Pou Mann (as Meas Daniel)   See fewer
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Sou Bottra
Savuth Savuth   See fewer
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Say
Kheam Kheam   See fewer
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Seang Sarin
Tong Samnang Tong Samnang   See fewer
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Ros Yarann
Tong Samnang's Wife Tong Samnang's Wife   See fewer
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Soung Sath
Yeay Mean Yeay Mean   See fewer
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Pong Meyuk
Tchourn Tchourn   See fewer
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Klot Sa Korn
Amoury Amoury   See fewer
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Nop Chorn
Achar Achar   See fewer
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Sak Savuth
Man in Black Man in Black   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 245 votes