• Director(s):

    CAYATTE (GILLES)

  • Producer(s):

    ALEGRIA

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2008

  • Language(s):

    English, French

  • Rights:

    NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

Successively Prince, Constitutional King, Prime Minister, Head of State for life, exile, prisoner, and then King again, he has lived through, and also embodies all episodes of Cambodian drama. 

Summing up the history of the Khmer country, Philippe Richer, former French ambassador in Hanoi, states: "Cambodia has the sad privilege of directly experiencing the cruel after-effects of the diabolical sequence of all our era's deadly quarrels and utopia".

Norodom Sihanouk has in turn been an agent, a victim and an insider witness throughout the Cambodian history. This documentary reveals this story, via fascinating accounts from Sihanouk's inner circle, and specialists and historians of Cambodia.
The interviewees speak about the King, but also about the man, whose destiny has been intimately linked to that of his country - a country that has lived through one of the greatest 20th century tragedies.