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3.3
16 Ratings

Ruin

Australia, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

An impressionistic fable of trauma and love, Ruin is the story of Phirun and Sovanna—two lonely young Cambodians living amongst brutal surroundings.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Orizzonti)

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Best Editing

What are people saying?

  • Enrico Utomo's rating of the film Ruin

    A haunting portrait of two Cambodians and their almost fatalistic relationship amidst the crumbling ruin of their lives. This is a true masterpiece - deep, dark, disturbing yet insightful. A praise really should be given to the acting, cinematography, and scoring - for setting a hypnotic tone. Some may be put off by its glacial pace, but after all this is a visual poetry full of distinct and profound imageries.