DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture

Painted clay figures perform scenes of everyday horror under the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian director Rithy Panh contrasts this theatre with propaganda and original newsreels. Friction arises but also paradoxically a miraculous magic that is able to salvage humanity in the stylisation of monstrosity.

Ralph Eue

Original Title: L’image manquante
Country: France, Cambodia
Year: 2013
Language: French
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 96 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Rithy Panh
Producer: Catherine Dussart, Rithy Panh
Cinematographer: Prum Mésa
Editor: Marie-Christine Rougerie, Rithy Panh
Music: Marc Marder
Sound: Eric Tisserand
Narrator: Christophe Bataille
Script: Rithy Panh
Photographer: Prum Mésa

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.