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Cambodia Movie Reviews: Dogora

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Dogora is being shown at Meta House in Phnom Penh at 8pm on Tuesday 6th November. Sometimes living and working here in Cambodia with the daily stresses, struggles and inconveniences that are part of our everyday lives, we are in…

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Cambodia Film Reviews: The Girls of Phnom Penh

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This documentary follows the lives of Srey Leak, Cheata and Mey Nea, three young sex-workers in the capital. Working in a huge up-market karaoke parlor by night or streetwalking, and living in a decrepit room in a slum the rest…

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Being a Good Expat Son: A Technical Guide

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If your mother in the U.S. is more Lifetime Channel and QVC than CNN and NatGeo, the way she views your living in Cambodia is that you may have just as well joined the French Foreign Legion. It goes without…

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Enemies of the People: The Khmer 440 Review

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Despite the recent verdict in the first of the Khmer Rouge trials and the efforts of the ECCC, there are still so many questions that remain unanswered from a period in history which ultimately led to the death of two…

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Cambodia Movie Reviews: Holy Lola

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A movie set in Cambodia would seem an ideal choice for this week’s review. It would, except for the salient fact that Bertrand Tavernier’s Holy Lola doesn’t contain an awful lot of Cambodia despite being set and filmed here. Neither…

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Russian Market DVD Reviews: United 93

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The story of flight 93 entered American patriotic mythology almost the moment the first reports of a crashed 4th airliner started to reach the press. The heroic image of ordinary people standing up to save the lives of others has…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: S21: The Khmer Killing Machine

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I didn’t want to write this review. In fact the very act of simply watching this harrowing documentary by Rithy Panh required a sharp intake of breath and I silently cursed the editor for giving it to me as the…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: Pierrepoint aka The Last Hangman

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In this column, each week Dave Finch will review one of the DVDs that arrive on the shelves of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market at around the time they hit the big screens in the USA. “The Last Hangman” has an…

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Cambodian Movies: Vishna Strai Kr’mao

‘Vishna Strai Kr’mao’ is a feel good movie; a rags to riches tale of good luck, good sense and good looking girls. A romantic comedy Khmer story that seems to have a bit of a Cinderella theme. The trailer can…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: Snakes on a Plane

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In this new column, each week Dave Finch will review one of the DVDs that arrive on the shelves of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market at around the time they hit the big screens in the USA. If you like the…

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