Magazine article Screen International

Film Base Berlin Turns Lens on Cambodia

Magazine article Screen International

Film Base Berlin Turns Lens on Cambodia

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German production house Film Base Berlin is developing a Cambodia-themed drama Game Park, to be directed by French-Cambodian filmmaker Vanessa Ly.

Film Base's Mathias Schwerbrock is aiming to set the film up as a co-production with France. It will be mostly filmed in France, with a few days of location shooting in Asia.

Scripted by Ly and Beirut-based French writer Charlotte Gachon, it revolves around three generations of a French-Cambodian family living in Grenoble, which is haunted by the genocide which took place in Cambodia during the Pol Pot regime in the 1970s.

"It's a drama with thriller elements," said Schwerbrock. "The 17-year-old son spends all his time in front of a video game, but then he starts to ask questions when he sees parallels between the game and his family's past. …

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