Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Born in the Year of the Hare. Im Jahr des Hasen
Documentary Film, AT 2010, Farbe, 90 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script: Ebba Sinzinger
Cast: mit Arnaud Betton u.a.
Camera: Robert Winkler
Editor: Oliver Neumann
Location Sound: Vincent Lucassen
Producers: Vincent Lucassen
Production: WILDart FILM

 

When the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia, Thairet’s family was forced to flee to Thailand. This is where Thairet was born. Raised by adoptive parents in Paris, today he lives in Oslo: “It is as if from the very beginning you do not know where you come from.” Thairet embarks on a journey to discover his “whereabouts.” Along the way, he processes part of the history of a traumatized people that will never be truly his own.