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L'oiseau de paradis

Directed by Marcel Camus
France, Cambodia, 1962


In Cambodia, Sok, a young and imaginative boy, leaves the Buddhist priesthood to seek a more adventurous life. Tith, a friendly fortune-teller, gives him a bird of paradise which leads him to the Royal Palace at Pnompenh…

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L'oiseau de paradis Directed by Marcel Camus

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  • K's rating of the film L'oiseau de paradis

    This is an incredible film -- very symbolic, but nuanced. You need to be in the right mindset to watch it, and ready to see the depiction of a myth about two doomed lovers. Despite the mythic structure [like Black Orpheus] where you already know what will happen in the end [or you can guess it], the film has a lot of beautiful moments. It is very hard to find, if anyone seen the DVD in stores, please tell!

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