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by Kavich Neang


Twenty-year-old Samnang and two of his friends live in the White Building, a landmark tenement in Phnom Penh. In this fast-changing city, the three boys practice their dance routine dreaming of television talent contests while their parents lead a more traditional lifestyle. But the White Building is to be demolished. Samnang observes his father unsuccessfully attempting to bring together his divided neighbours on the government’s compensation offers for residents to move out, and he must face his best friend’s departure from Cambodia. Samnang finds that the stable environment he has always called home is on shaky ground.

international title: White Building
original title: Bodeng sar
country: Cambodia, France, China, Qatar
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Kavich Neang
film run: 90'
screenplay: Kavich Neang, Daniel Mattes
cast: Piseth Chhun, Sithan Hout, Sokha Uk, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho, Jany Min, Chandalin Y
cinematography by: Douglas Seok
film editing: Félix Rehm
art director: Tith Kanitha, Anne-Sorya Fitte
costumes designer: Chea Sovettorn
music: Jean-Charles Bastion
producer: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Jia Zhang-Ke, Etienne Rotha Moeng, Brandon Hashimoto
production: Apsara Films, Anti-Archive (KH), Kongchak Pictures (KH)
distributor: Les Films du Losange

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