Monday, February 15, 2010

Double booked

Original movie poster for Nine Circles of Hell
Why can't I be in two places at one time? Answers on a postcard. This coming Saturday afternoon is one of those occasions. The quarter-finals of the Hun Sen Cup will be in full swing at Olympic Stadium, it's football so I'm drawn to it like a moth to a lightbulb, whilst at 4pm that same afternoon, a film will be shown at Bophana that I've wanted to see for a long time. Nine Circles of Hell, a love story set during the Khmer Rouge regime, was filmed in Cambodia in 1987, as I explained in an earlier blog posting here and featured a Czech-Cambodian collaboration. Though I won't be there, you can see it at Bophana Center on St 200 at 4pm this Saturday (20th Feb). It'll be the Khmer version, rather than the Czech version! On the subject of filming, various locations around Phnom Penh have been used in the past week for filming of National Geographic tv's Banged Up Abroad, a series of programmes showing Westerners who end up in foreign prisons. This particular programme is not about Cambodia but is being used as a 'stand-in' location for Thailand.
A Russian movie poster for Nine Circles of Hell

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Anonymous James said...

I think I saw that on Bayon TV in 2009 on "Victory over the Genocidal Regime Day".

It was in Khmer language but had a European chap in it being chased by the Khmer Rouge and looked like it was made in the eighties by an East European director.

February 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

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