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  • Summary: Discover the unknown history of the birth and destruction of Cambodian cinema, from the first film ever made in 1960 to the arrival of the Khmer Rouges in 1975. In 15 years, about 400 films were produced. Only 30 films remain today. Almost all the actors were killed during the Khmer RougesDiscover the unknown history of the birth and destruction of Cambodian cinema, from the first film ever made in 1960 to the arrival of the Khmer Rouges in 1975. In 15 years, about 400 films were produced. Only 30 films remain today. Almost all the actors were killed during the Khmer Rouges regime and only a few of the directors were able to flee the country. Most of the old movie theaters of Phnom Penh have become restaurants, karaoke places or squats. With a few of the survivors telling their stories, Golden Slumbers tries to bring back to life the myths and legends of this lost cinema. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    Oct 30, 2013
    90
    Golden Slumbers is an elegantly assembled and deeply moving remembrance of Cambodian cinema
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 30, 2013
    80
    A mournful testament to a vibrant piece of global film history almost entirely wiped out of existence.
  3. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Oct 30, 2013
    75
    It puts value back on people who've historically been undervalued, both by the Khmer Rouge and, by lack of mention, cinema history at large.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Oct 30, 2013
    60
    Golden Slumbers has a tendency to wallow in its romanticism, not to the point of trivializing its history, but definitely dropping off into somnolence.