Bora leaves his home in rural Cambodia to work on the eponymous real estate construction site outside Pnomh Penh as a laborer. He runs into his older brother Solei, whom he hasn’t seen for five years, and who introduces him to the capital’s nightlife. Davy Chou crafts a mosaic of a changing country, staying very close to his characters – and of a generation that has to learn to get its bearings in a constantly changing new world.
Cast: Noun Sobon, Nov Cheanik, Chhem Madezza, Korn Mean, Khim Samnang
Screenplay: Davy Chou, Claire Maugendre
Director of Photography: Thomas Favel
Film Editor: Laurent Leveneur
Composer: Jérémie Arcache, Christophe Musset
Costume Design: Samphors Chorn
Sound: Vincent Villa
Producer: Charlotte Vincent
Production Company: Aurora Films
Co-Producer: Davy Chou, Hanneke van der Tas, Michel Merkt, Consuelo Frauenfelder, Soros Sukhum
Co-Production Company: Arte Fance Cinéma, Anti-Archive, Garidi Films, Vandertastic, Vicky Films, 185 Films, VS Service
World Sales: Les Films Du Losange
Distributor: Rapid Eye Movie HE
Director: Davy Chou
Davy Chou, French director, producer and screenwriter, was born Fontenay-aux-Roses in 1983. His grandfather, who disappeared in 1969, was one of the leading film producers of Cambodia. Chou devoted his documentary LE SOMMEIL D'OR (2011) to the Cambodian film tradition that was wiped out under the Khmer Rouge.