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Meeting with Pol Pot

  • Demande de rendez-vous avec Pol Pot (aka Rendez-vous avec Pol Pot) (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2023-2024 | Drama | Cambodia, France



Brief synopsis

Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) - 1978. Three French journalists are invited by the Khmer Rouge to conduct an exclusive interview of the regime's leader, Pol Pot. The country seems ideal. But behind the Potemkin village, the Khmer Rouge regime is declining and the war with Vietnam threatens to invade the country. The regime is looking for culprits, secretly carrying out a large scale genocide. Under the eyes of the journalists, the beautiful picture cracks, revealing the horror. Their journey progressively turns into a nightmare. Freely inspired by journalist Elizabeth Becker's account in When the war was over.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Irène JacobLise Delbo [L]
Grégoire ColinAlain Cariou [L]
Cyril GueïPaul Thomas [L]
Bunhok LimSung [SR]
Somaline MaoLeng Thirith [SR]


Director of photographyAymerick Pilarski
Costume designerAriane Viallet
DirectorRithy Panh
EditorMathieu Laclau
ComposerMarc Marder
ProducerJovan Marjanović
ProducerMehmet Zahid Sobaci
ProducerJustine O.
ProducerMirsad Purivatra
ProducerFatma Al Remaihi
ProducerRithy Panh
ProducerGeorges-Marc Benamou
ProducerMuhammed Ziyad Varol
ProducerRoger Huang
ProducerCatherine Dussart
Production managerCheap Sovichea
ScreenwriterPierre-Erwan Guillaume
ScreenwriterRithy Panh
Literary sourceElizabeth Becker [1]
novel 'When the War Was Over'
novel 'When the War Was Over'
Production sound mixerNicolas Volte
Sound re-recording mixerÉric Tisserand

Distribution / Sales companies

Playtime [fr]
World Sales
World Sales
Dulac Distribution [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)


Cameras and UtilitiesTSF [fr]


2024FranceFestival de Cannes
Out of Competition - Cannes Premiere
Out of Competition - Cannes Premiere

Cinema releases and premieres

Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 05/06/2024
PremiereThursday, 16/05/2024Festival de Cannes