Missing Picture (The)

Missing Picture (The)

A film by Rithy Panh

2013 France, Cambodia - Documentary Drama


For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over  Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia.Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant?So I created it.What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.

  • crew +

    • Producer
    • Catherine Dussart (CDP)
    • Editor
    • Rithy Panh
    • Marie-Christine Rougerie
    • Commentary written by
    • Christophe Bataille
    • Voice
    • Randal Douc
    • Original Score
    • Marc Marder
    • Sculptor
    • Sarith Mang
    • Cinematographer
    • Prum Mésa
    • Sound
    • Touch SoPheakdey
    • Sam Kakada

awards & nominations +

  • Un Certain Regard 2013 Award
  • Best Foreign Film nomination at the Oscar Academy Awards 2014
  • Cambodian entry for the Academy Awards Oscar 2014
  • Asian Filmmaker of the Year
  • Ostrovsky Award for Best Documentary in "Spirit of Freedom," at 30th Jerusalem Film Festival 2013
  • Special Mention Ghent film festival
  • Nominated at the European Film Awards for Best Documentary
  • Best Documentary at FICFA
  • SIGNIS Award at the Prix Italia 2014 Torino
  • IDA Preservation & Scholarship Award

news +

screenings in festivals & markets +