Cambodia |  Director's Cut 2017 | Color | LGBTQ Comedy | 93 min 

ប៉ុបពីទៅហូលីវ៉ូត
PGTH 1

DCP | Khmer | 24 fps | 16:9 | DOLBY 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

Mony is a loser who hangs out on the streets of Phnom Penh, until the day he witnesses a murder, forcing him to seek refuge with his older brother, a transgender performer in a drag queen club. Now on the run with his brother's friends and performers, dressed as a dancer and calling himself Poppy, Mony must hide at Hollywood, a night club in the Cambodian countryside. With the mob and the police after him, Mony has to adapt to his new identity...

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Busan IFF 2017, A Window on Asian Cinema

- Seoul Pride FF 2017

- Tromso IFF 2018

- Goteborg IFF 2018

- Osaka Asian FF 2018

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 CAST & CREDITS 

Cast
 










Director
Script
 
 
DoP   
Editing

Sound
Produced by
 
 
 
 
Production
International Sales 

UN Sothea

DUCH Lida

Poppy

PEE Mai

PEYPEY Dy

Pop

Tata

SAN Mao

CHEN Choeun

SEM Kosal

MORM Han

SOK Vanna

SOK Visal

R. Johnston FINN

Michael HODGSON

SOK Visal

BUN Chanvisal

YEM Sokheang

SOK Visal

DJ Chee

SOK Visal

NEAK Oukhna Kith Theang

CHY Sela

R. Johnston FINN

Michael HODGSON

802AD Productions

Asian Shadows

 PRESS REVIEWS 

“Infectious enthusiasm, positive messages and a warm heart are the appealing ingredients of “Poppy Goes to Hollywood Redux,” the first genuine LGBT-themed feature from Cambodia.(...) Visal and co-writers Richard Finn Johnston and Michael Hodgson (also co-scripter of the terrific Cambodian martial arts extravaganza “Jailbreak”) have found the right balance of comical cross-dressing shenanigans and heartfelt pro-tolerance drama. While viewers are left in no doubt about the negative impact of discrimination and rejection on the transgender characters, no-one here wallows in misery. The tone is predominantly upbeat, with pride and self-confidence at the fore.” 

-- Richard KUIPERS, Variety