Meeting with Pol Pot

By Rithy Panh 2024 Rendez-vous avec Pol Pot Feature Film Post-production
Meeting with Pol Pot
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Oscar-nominated director Rithy Pahn's new film, based on a true story, recounts the adventurous journey of three French journalists invited to Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1978.


Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) - 1978. Three French journalists are invited by the Khmer Rouge to conduct an exclusive interview of the regime's leader, Pol Pot. The country seems ideal. But behind the Potemkin village, the Khmer Rouge regime is declining and the war with Vietnam threatens to invade the country. The regime is looking for culprits, secretly carrying out a large scale genocide. Under the eyes of the journalists, the beautiful picture cracks, revealing the horror. Their journey progressively turns into a nightmare. Freely inspired by journalist Elizabeth Becker's account in When the war was over.