Angkor Database

Le petit prince du peuple

by King Norodom Sihanouk

Language : Khmer

Subtitles: French

67 min.

Filmed in Angkor Kandal in 1966, this movie features a majestic and gorgeous queen and her son, the "Little prince" in the title. A free rendition on kingsmanship through the ages, King Sihanouk's film shows some rare dance performances among the Angkorian ruins, and many interesting insights on the daily life in the Cambodian countryside way back then.

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King Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk (នរោត្តម សីហនុ; 31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and from 1993 to 2004. Affectionately known to the Cambodian people as Samdech Euv (សម្តេចឪ, Father Prince), he masterminded the independence from the French colonial rule in 1953, inspired the creative Golden Age of the young country and was instrumental to national reconciliation after the US-crafted coup d'etat by Lon Nol, the Khmer Rouge brutal rule and the Vietnamese intervention.
Cambodian photographer Kim Hak has devoted a book to the collective mourning surrounding King Sihanouk's passing away in 2012.