The Missing Picture
- Original title
L'image manquante (The Missing Picture)
- Running time
- 90 min.
Co-production Cambodia-France; Catherine Dussart Productions (CDP) / Arte France / Bophana Production
Documentary. War | Historical Documentaries. 1970s. Cambodian Civil War
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: César Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Film (Un Certain Regard)
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
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