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Two Khmer Rouge-Themed Films Coming

By Garth Franklin Tuesday March 25th 2014 10:07PM

Two films about Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge are on the way.

The first is Ian White's "Before the Fall," an English-language noir thriller is set against the 1975 fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge.

Currently in pre-production ahead of a July shoot, the story follows a beautiful singer trying to escape from the capital when a former French lover manages to find her. Their forbidden passion reignites, leading to an array of devastating consequences.

The other is the just-wrapped "The Gate," from Oscar-winning "Indochine" director Regis Wargnier. The French-Cambodian co-production

The story is based on French ethnologist Francois Bizot's memoir of his Khmer Rouge imprisonment.

Source: Screen

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