Avoid the obvious: An Italian-Cambodian Gangster film

I’m very curious about the film “Hanuman: Year of the Monkey” that was released in Cambodia on Friday the 13th (of February, 2015).

Over at the Phnom Penh Post (great name or what!?) they’ve got a good write up on the film that definitely leaves me wanting more. Who would not be swayed by this quote:

It’s all unabashedly free of pretention, featuring as much sex and violence as the Ministry of Culture would allow, which means not much sex but quite a lot of violence.

Its a gangster film, which can be fun if they don’t just degrade into mindless torture.

I know nothing about the director – Italian filmmaker Jimmy Henderson, who lives in Cambodia. But, because his circumstances (a foreigner in a foreign land trying to make movies) might be similar to mine, I’m keen to track him down!

In the meantime, enjoy the article and the accompanying photo

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

One thought on “Avoid the obvious: An Italian-Cambodian Gangster film”

  1. I’m actually working with Henderson on a project in Cambodia right now. I spent 10 years in the Philippine film industry before coming to Cambodia so I’ll be interested in the comparison.

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