The first feature co-production between Singapore and Cambodia -- officially endorsed by UN Women!
These are stories that have been pulled from the streets of Phnom Penh, dramatizing the socio-economic reality of the country with keen insights into the human condition through the heinous backdrop of its criminal enterprise.
The multi-layered story follows a doctor, a foreign journalist, a taxi-driver, a street peddler and a prostitute, as they navigate the socio-economic tensions that allow poverty and its problems to flourish. Each must come to terms with their own cultural expectations as their paths converge.
REBECCA (Eunice Olsen), a documentarian and American expatriate living in Phnom Penh stumbles into a new and more interesting project when an interviewee mentions the fifteen-year-old JORA was taken from the village and into the big city. Rebecca’s instincts and moral convictions take over, leading her to investigate the underbelly of the Cambodian capital with reckless abandon.
As Rebecca’s motivations cohere around Jora and exposing the city’s criminal elements, her connection to other characters come to the fore, portraying them as people who earnestly hope to surrender to the better angels of their nature but yet to discover the courage within them to change.
Completely set in modern-day Phnom Penh, the city stands as a microcosm of silent prayers and shattered desires where disparate individuals are tormented by their conscience in desperate circumstances. A study of the physical and emotional intricacies affecting the everyday lives of a diverse group of people bound together by the city’s deep dark secrets, it organically connects these stories based on motivation, relationships, and circumstance within the span of three days as these interlocking journeys weave and cross into each other’s paths, blurring the line between victim and oppressor.
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