August 10, 2017
JIMMY HENDERSON: Well, I’ve always been a big fan of martial arts films........
Following in the footsteps of Vietnam, Indonesia, and of course, Thailand before that, it was time for Cambodia to mark its place on the international martial arts movie map.
One of only a few martial art movies screening at this year’s Udine Far East Film Festival, I had high hopes for this one after seeing the trailer
By 2013, French-born Chinese/Cambodian martial artist Jean-Paul Ly was well on his way into a fledgling career in stuntwork after moving to the U.K., although his primary trajectory aimed more toward becoming an actor.
Slickly produced and genre-busting, Jailbreak is a celebration of what Cambodia has to offer. Next week’s release could be a defining moment in the growth of Khmer cinema.
Cambodia smashes its way onto the Asian action scene with JAILBREAK
The Butterflies are but one gang running roughshod over the laws of the land, but the police have finally caught a break. The gang’s money man, Playboy (Savin Phillip), has been arrested and convinced to testify against the group’s leader, Madame Butterfly (Celine Tran).
Most of my set decorators and my production designer had actually spent time in prison in the US and were deported to Cambodia
We speak to Céline Tran about about her training, the difficulties of the role, her cooperation with Jimmy Henderson, her life, and many other topics.