An old fashioned and charming adventure story, this movie features beautiful cinematography and amazing use of its animal stars. Matt Dillon, bewitched by the seedier side of Cambodia after several visits, wrote directed and starred in this attempt at modern noir set in a gritty early nineties Phnom Penh.Roping in Hollywood buddies, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu amongst others, the film also features several well known expat and Khmer faces in supporting cameo roles.Film was once a hugely important and respected medium in Cambodia, with no less than King Norodom Sihanouk himself writing, directing and starring in too many movies to mention during the 50s and 60s.
This German-made film (in a mixture of German, English and Khmer with subtitles) stars David Kross of fame.
Now, as a traveler there are few things in life that you really can’t afford to miss.
The Pyramids of Egypt, Machu Pichu in Peru and one of them, for sure, in my books, is Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A labyrinth of ancient temples so colossal in scale, it’ll leave you breathless.
Nearly everywhere you look within Angkor Wat, you’ll see intricate carvings, stunning bas reliefs, and inscriptions… After you tour the main galleries, hop into cab and head on over to the walled city of temples, Angkor Thom, just to the north of Angkor Wat.
This magical city will be one of the highlights of your trip to Cambodia.