The Missing Picture
The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture

Director Rithy Panh

Production year 2013

Length 90min.

Country France/Cambodia


Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.


Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh



Catherine Dussart


Rithy Panh

Director of Photography

Prum Mésa

Music by

Marc Marder


Rithy Panh, Marie-Christine Rougerie


Randal Douc

Production company(ies)

Catherine Dussart (CDP)

Rithy Panh

Acclaimed Cambodian documentary film director and screenwriter. After 1975 his family died through the genocidal Khmer Rouge government (1975-79) while he could escape in 1979 to Thailand. Panh arrived a year later in Paris, France as an orphan and stayed. Rithy Panh later studied at 'La Fémis', the French National Cinema School. In 1989, Site 2 (1989), his first documentary about Cambodian refugees, won several international awards. Since then Panh created a unique body of work consisting of documentaries and feature films that mostly deal with the modern Cambodia and the traumatic legacy of the Khmer Rouge reg


Site 2 (1989), Souleymane Cissé (1990), Cambodge, entre guerre et paix (1991), Rice People (1994), The Tan's Family (1995), Bophana, a Cambodian Tragedy (1996), One Evening after the War (1997), 50 ans et un monde Van Chan, a Cambodian Dancer (1998), The Land of Wandering Souls (1999), Que la barque se brise, que la jonque s'entrouvre (2000), S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (2003), The People of Angkor (2003), The Burnt Theatre (2005), Paper Cannot Wrap up Embers (2006), The Sea Wall (2008), Duch, le Maître des Forges de l’Enfer (2010), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell (2011), Gibier d’elevage (2011), Shiku (2011), The Missing Picture (2014).

FILMS 2015