THE SEA WALL (UN BARRAGE CONTRE LE PACIFIQUE)

Category: Feature Film
Production year: 2008
Release date: 07/01/2009
DVD release date: 20/08/2009
VOD rental start date: 26/08/2009
Country: France
Genre(s): Drama
Runtime: 1:55

Director(s): Rithy Panh
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Randal Douc & Duong Vanthon
Scriptwriter(s): Michel Fessler & Rithy Panh

Production company: CDP
French Distributor: Diaphana Films
International sales: Films Distribution

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…