The Sea Wall
Directed by Panh Rithy, 1h 50 min, 2009, French version with English subtitles
Indochina 1931, the Sian Golf at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. A 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. She puts into place a crazy scheme: building a dam against the sea with the help of the villagers….