Le petit prince du peuple

by Sihanouk Norodom

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Author: Sihanouk Norodom

Language : Khmer

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.

About the Author

Norodom Sihanouk Coronation

Sihanouk Norodom

HM Norodom Sihanouk នរោត្តម សីហនុ (31 October 1922, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 15 October 2012, Beijing, China) 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’état by General Lon Nol, the Khmer Rouge brutal rule and the Vietnamese intervention.

Married six times, he fathered fourteen children. His eldest son with Queen Norodom Monineath, King Norodom Sihamoni, ascended to the throne of Cambodia in 2004

Cambodian photographer Kim Hak has devoted a book to the collective mourning surrounding King Sihanouk’s passing away in 2012.