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The Missing Picture [Blu-ray]

Randal Douc , Rithy Panh    Exempt   Blu-ray
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Randal Douc
  • Directors: Rithy Panh
  • Format: Surround Sound
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: New Wave Films
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Mar 2014
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HEQGRSC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,597 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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"For many years, I have been looking for a 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 does not prove mass murder, but it prompts us to think, to meditate, to build history. I searched for it in the archives, in old papers, in the villages of my country, in vain. Now I know: this image must be missing. I was not in fact really looking for it; would the image not be obscene and insignificant? Thus I have made it up. What I offer you today is neither the image nor the search for a unique image, but the image of a quest: the quest that cinema allows." Rithy Panh

The Missing Picture was inspired by the book Rithy Panh co-wrote with Christophe Bataille, The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts his Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields (Clerkenwell Press, 2013). The film won the highest award of Cannes Un Certain Regard selection.

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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: For many years, I have been looking for a 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 does not prove mass murder, but it prompts us to think, to meditate, to build history. I searched for it in the archives, in old papers, in the villages of my country, in vain. Now I know: this image must be missing. I was not in fact really looking for it; would the image not be obscene and insignificant? Thus I have made it up. What I offer you today is neither the image nor the search for a unique image, but the image of a quest: the quest that cinema allows. - Rithy Panh The Missing Picture was inspired by the book Rithy Panh co-wrote with Christophe Bataille, The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts his Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields (Clerkenwell Press, 2013). The film won the highest award of Cannes' Un Certain Regard selection. ...The Missing Picture ( L'image manquante ) (Blu-Ray)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Sometimes a silence is a scream' 30 Mar 2014
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This was Cambodia's entrance for the 2014 Oscars as best foreign language film. It tells the story of Rithy Panh who narrates his tale of what happened to him and his loved ones when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. Renaming it Kampuchea and taking the country back to year zero. He uses a mix of archive footage and clay figures which have been carved by hand to recreate what took place. The missing picture are the parts of history that was not photographed and as such only those who were there can bear witness to the atrocities that took place.

When the capital Pnom Penh was emptied - over two million people were uprooted and moved into the countryside. They had every modern thing taken away and were only allowed the clothes on their back - except the shoes and a spoon. The clothes had to be dyed black. They were forced to work in the collectivised camps often doing menial back breaking work that had no real value except to crush the will of the people. The individual as a concept was ended - the party was all that mattered. Death and disease were rampant and this is all told using the clay figures. The Khmer Rouge used to fire slogans at the people all day so that even now Rithy Panh can remember them all verbatim - like `Each being will be a revolutionary or fertiliser for rice'.

There are scenes of animal cruelty here from the archives too as well as humans being mistreated. It can be a difficult watch in places but the narrative is often quite poetic. It is all in French with good subtitles. A very moving and sad account of what this poor man went through and told in an unusual medium. Whilst it may seem to be less immediate because of the little figurines, it still packs quite a punch when you hear what took place in 1975 to 1979 to a country the world seemed to have forgotten about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Khmer rouge civil war 30 April 2014
By S MOYON
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The director and his family suffered a lot following the communist coup in Cambodia in 1975. The missing image is a testimony of the atrocities which took place in the camps he was sent to with his family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and sad 21 Jun 2014
By Inge
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Unusual but entrancing way to tell a story that is hard to tell and at times painful to watch. I warmly recommend this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving 5 May 2014
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Having spent a lot of time in Cambodia and wanting to understand and learn more about its past, I purchased this film. It's a must watch if you have are wanting to know about living under the Khmer Rouge
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Five- Star Oscar Nominee has both English narration and French Version with English Subtitles 22 July 2014
By Steven I. Ramm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
For shear creativity I can’t think of another recent film that supersedes this Oscar-nominated film in finding a way to tell a story that is important, requires the use of images and yet the original images are lost. I’ll leave it to my fellow reviewers here, who have posted more detailed reviews and, apparently, know more about the history presented here than I do admit I do. This is not a film with claymation stop-action technique. The hand carved figures (10s of them!) never move and are not animated. But each is unique.

The DVD version from Strand presents the original Oscar-nominated version with the French narration and english subtitles. But it also has a new English narration. I chose the later, simply because I could then watch the images instead of reading the subtitles. And, unlike dubbed films, the narrator is never seen so there is no synchronization issue.
And, while I felt the quality of the photography and the story the words were telling was both important, I found the tone of the narrator had very little change in the inflection of his voice and , after 30 minutes (of the 96 minute running time), beginning to lose interest. But I stuck it out to the end.

Because of the English narration issue I can only give the film four stars.

But I do recommend that you see it. It is Oscar-worthy.

There are no other special features on the DVD.

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
“Anything Phonographic”
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Sometimes a silence is a scream' 30 Mar 2014
By Tommy Dooley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This was Cambodia's entrance for the 2014 Oscars as best foreign language film. It tells the story of Rithy Panh who narrates his tale of what happened to him and his loved ones when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. Renaming it Kampuchea and taking the country back to year zero. He uses a mix of archive footage and clay figures which have been carved by hand to recreate what took place. The missing picture are the parts of history that was not photographed and as such only those who were there can bear witness to the atrocities that took place.

When the capital Pnom Penh was emptied - over two million people were uprooted and moved into the countryside. They had every modern thing taken away and were only allowed the clothes on their back - except the shoes and a spoon. The clothes had to be dyed black. They were forced to work in the collectivised camps often doing menial back breaking work that had no real value except to crush the will of the people. The individual as a concept was ended - the party was all that mattered. Death and disease were rampant and this is all told using the clay figures. The Khmer Rouge used to fire slogans at the people all day so that even now Rithy Panh can remember them all verbatim - like `Each being will be a revolutionary or fertiliser for rice'.

There are scenes of animal cruelty here from the archives too as well as humans being mistreated. It can be a difficult watch in places but the narrative is often quite poetic. It is all in French with good subtitles. A very moving and sad account of what this poor man went through and told in an unusual medium. Whilst it may seem to be less immediate because of the little figurines, it still packs quite a punch when you hear what took place in 1975 to 1979 to a country the world seemed to have forgotten about.
5.0 out of 5 stars I have been interested in Cambodian history since working with ... 22 July 2014
By Bradley Baldwin - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been interested in Cambodian history since working with some survivors of the Khmer Rouge in the 1980's. I teach history at the high school level and believe my students would be able to understand the horror of it through the use of figurines in the movie. The amount of work and detail in the carvings is incredible. I found the movie fascinating.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sadly, the one thing is missing... 3 July 2014
By Andrew Ellington - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Last year I promised to indulge myself in the many documentaries that were getting buzz and good ink throughout the year. The documentary is a genre that I often unfairly ignore, and I understand that in order for me to embrace film as a whole, I need to embrace all avenues. Just like my gradual warming to the Animated Film genre, it took me a while to fully embrace the Documentary, but once I did my love truly soared.

What I found this year were a number of documentary features that tried unique ways to explore a troubled past/present, and three of them found themselves with Oscar’s stamp of approval (all of them losing to those soul singing sistas). ‘The Square’, which was my favorite of Oscar’s nominees, was the most conventionally told documentary in the mix, but it explored the current political unrest in Egypt with such passion and understanding. ‘The Act of Killing’ was not a film that really sat well with me. Exploring the Indonesian atrocities from a truly cinematic and artistic vantage point seemed like an inspired idea, and yet it didn’t really strike the chords I think it wanted to; at least not for me.

‘The Missing Picture’ rests somewhere in the middle.

‘The Missing Picture’ tells a very tragic and heartbreaking story of one man’s life in politically disastrous Cambodia. Rithy Panh fled the country for Thailand in 1979, after experiencing terrible treatment under the Pol Pot regime. To say that I was unaware of this slice of world history would be a complete understatement, considering that I had never heard of these atrocities in any avenue. Sometimes I feel like Americans as a whole are so horrifically uneducated as to the ways of the world in general. We live in a bubble of comfort and turn our ears away from all that goes on away from us. Not everyone, obviously, but as a whole.

There are so many beautifully composed ideas here with regards to Panh’s reflection on the conditions he endured, but also the guilt associated with his inability to stop it. I really admire the honesty with which Panh broached this difficult subject.

The artistic merits here are bountiful. The use of clay figurines are not only visually inspired, but they play well into the themes of childhood innocence lost, that purity that is ‘missing’ from the world he grew up in. The use of archived footage spliced between these ‘play sets’ was jarring and effective. My only qualm here is the monotone narration that I felt lessened the impact and made the film somewhat hard to maintain focus on. It was delivered in such a dull and apathetic way that I found it hard to really invest in, despite the weight of the film’s message.

I give this a B, mostly because so many of these elements line up just right. It’s just a shame that the delivery betrays the film’s set up and leaves me wishing that Panh had found someone with a sharper way of delivering his message, vocally.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Story of Cambodia during the Khamer Rouge Era. 13 Jun 2014
By Martha Teklu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This package was delivered on time and in excellent condition. I like the different stories told by different authors from their perspectives about Cambodia. This will allow me to learn about Cambodia from many angles. The world should learn about Cambodia under the Khamer Rouge so we do our best that this will not be repeated again.
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