Rose of Bokor Mountain
Directed by King Norodom Sihanouk, 94min, 1969, Khmer version
On March 9, 1945, Cambodia, a former French Protectorate, is invaded by Japan. At Bokor, Colonel Hasegawa meets Rosette, a French-Cambodian woman, and falls in love with her. He always gives her secret protection. A few months later, in August 16, 1945, the Japanese military is defeated by the British and Cambodia claims its independence.