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.