Graves Without a Name

2018

Graves Without a Name (2018)

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After The Missing Picture (Un Certain Regard winner 2013 and Oscar nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2013) and Exile, Rithy Panh continues his personal and spiritual exploration. S21 the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell analyzed the mechanisms of the crime. Graves Without a Name searches for a path to peace. When a thirteen-year-old child, who lost the greater part of his family under the Khmer Rouge, embarks on a search for their graves, whether clay or on spiritual ground, what does he find there? And above all, what is he looking for? Spectral trees? Villages defaced beyond recognition? Witnesses who are reluctant to speak? The ethereal touch of a brother or sister's body as the night approaches? A cinematic movie that reaches well beyond the story of a country for that which is universal.

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Randal Douc
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for Graves Without a Name

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Gradually, the film's various impassioned perspectives coalesce into a unified national cri de coeur.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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A haunting and lyrical ode to Cambodian history and humanity.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a delicacy to the way Panh frames, juxtaposes, and sometimes attempts to imitate through cinematic means the distinctive mourning customs of his subjects.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Panh's innovative, deceptively simple filmmaking renders the ghostly and immaterial as powerfully visceral.

Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] quietly, profoundly moving film...

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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