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White Building (Bodeng Sar)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / Cambodia, France, China, Qatar / 2021
In Khmer
Rated: This film has not been rated.

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20-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 traditional lifestyle, all of them living in harmony. But the White Building is to be demolished. Samnang sees his father unsuccessfully attempting to bring together his divided neighbours on the government’s compensation offers for residents to move out, and has to face his best friend’s departure from Cambodia. Samnang understands that the stable environment he has always called home is now on shaky ground…

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