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The Snake Man

[ Puos Keng Kang ]

Director:Tea Lim Koun

Horror Suspense

10/28 14:35-

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164min Khmer Color | 1970 Cambodia | 

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A masterpiece from the golden era of horror films, known to everyone in Cambodia. Feel a shiver as the horror unfolds.


Tea Lim Koun's The Snake Man is the most internationally well-known film from the Cambodian Golden Age". It is a story of a woman who fell in love with a giant snake. When she becomes pregnant, her jealous husband plunges his sword into her belly and hundreds of snakes come out of her belly, one of them managing to escape the man's attacks. Years later, the snake has transformed into a handsome man and falls in love with a young woman. This young woman has a step-mother who wants to destroy her happiness."

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10/28 14:35 - 17:34 (164min.)

Greeting from the stage

Guest (tentative): Tea Lim Koun(Director/Screenplay/Cinematographer/Editor)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300|Tickets at the Door ¥1300(Tax included)

Special student admission tickets at the door: ¥500(Tax included)


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TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills : Day of the screening 9:30
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall : 1 hour before the first screening of the day
Cinemart Roppongi : Day of the screening 10:00

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Tea Lim Koun

Tea Lim Koun is an award-winning director, a legend in Cambodian film history. They also consider him as Father of Khmer movie". His first film Good bye Duong Dara won an award for best director in 1964 at the Cambodian Film Festival, where King Norodom Sihanouk presented him the award. The Snake Man won an award for best director at the Asean Film Festival held in Singapore in 1973, and The Snake Man Part 2 also won an award at the same festival held in Taipei in 1974, Taiwan. He is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge killing fields and he kept his films secret for all these years."

Director/Screenplay/Cinematographer/Editor : Tea Lim Koun
Costume/Make-up : Tea My Lang

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