The Sea Wall

The movie The Sea Wall by Rithy Panh, based on a novel by Marguerite Duras, now has a trailer posted on YouTube:

If I am posting an entry on this movie, it is not for being a particular fan of Marguerite Duras, but because, along with movie stars Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, it features my friend and coauthor Randal Douc whose many skills, besides Mathematics and Statistics, include play-acting and play-writing, with the impressive Les Hommes désertés, impressive by its intensity and by its raw exposure of the human soul.. The scope of Les Hommes désertés is far, far broader than trying to understand how such a thing as the Red Khmer genocide could have taken place. Even though clearly derived from this genocide, the text is universal and intemporal. The play was first created in Phnom Penh, before being played in Orléans two years ago. (The movie is expected to play in movie theaters in early January in France.)

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