The Missing Picture (film)

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The Missing Picture
The Missing Picture 2013 poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Rithy Panh
Produced by Catherine Dussart
Written by Rithy Panh
Christophe Bataille
Narrated by Randal Douc
Jean-Baptiste Phou[1]
Music by Marc Marder
Cinematography Prum Mesa
Edited by Rithy Panh
Marie-Christine Rougerie
Distributed by Les Acacias (France)
Release date
  • 19 May 2013 (2013-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 21 October 2015 (2015-10-21) (France)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Cambodia
Language French[3]

The Missing Picture (French: L'Image manquante) is a 2013 Cambodian-French[4] documentary film directed by Rithy Panh about the Khmer Rouge.[5] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival[6] where it won the top prize.[7] It was also screened in the World Cinema section at the 2013 Cinemanila International Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize.[8] It won the Lumières Award for Best Documentary at the 21st Lumières Awards and was nominated for the César Award for Best Documentary Film at the 41st César Awards.[9][10]

The film was the Cambodian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, and was nominated.[11] Approximately half of the film is news and documentary footage, while the other half uses clay figurines to dramatise what happened in Cambodia when Pol Pot came to power.[3][12]


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  1. ^ "The Missing Picture movie (2013)". Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Missing Picture". Screen International. 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Oscars: best foreign film contenders". BBC News. 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cannes Film Review: ‘The Missing Picture’". Variety. 2013-05-30. 
  5. ^ Young, Neil (23 May 2013). "The Missing Picture (L'Image manquante): Cannes Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Richford, Rhonda (26 May 2013). "Cannes: 'The Missing Picture' Wins Un Certain Regard Prize". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cinemanila 2013 winners awarded Saturday night". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  9. ^ "France's Lumiere Awards: 'Mustang' Takes Top Honors". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "‘Golden Years,’ ‘Marguerite,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Mustang’ Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety. 
  11. ^ "Oscars: Main nominations 2014". BBC News. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Missing Picture – review". The Guardian. 2014-02-28. 
  13. ^ Turan, Kenneth (3 October 2013). "Review: 'The Missing Picture' a poetic study of Khmer Rouge horrors". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ Christopher Bourne. "New York Film Fest 2013 Review: THE MISSING PICTURE, A Hauntingly Poetic Work of Emotional and Historical Archeology". TwitchFilm. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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