Buoyancy

Buoyancy

Deep in rural Cambodia, a fourteen-year-old boy named Chakra works in the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a broker who promises to get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling anyone, he travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. After a grueling journey across the border, he realizes the bitter truth. He and his fellow Cambodian travelers are enslaved on a fishing trawler. As life becomes endless torture, Chakra comes to the conclusion that his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
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Direction: Rodd Rathjen
Script: Rodd Rathjen
Cinematography: Michael Latham
Editing: Graeme Pereira
Sound: Dane Cody, Sam Petty
Music: Lawrence English
Actors: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros
Production: Causeway Films
Producer/Producers: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Rita Walsh
Co-producer/Co-producers: Steven McKinnon
Costumes: Kanhchana Samrith
Executive producer: Jeff Harrison, Kate Kennedy, Bryce Menzies, Jonathan Page, Michele Turnure-Salleo, Alicia Brown, Jonathan Duffy, Paula Smith Arrigoni, Rithy Panh
Make Up: Rachana Boun
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Australia
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 93΄
Contact: charades, sales@charades.eu
Awards/Distinctions: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Panorama) – Berlin IFF 2019