About Funan Blu-ray
Funan is an animated film directed by Denis Do.
Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything.
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, French
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Historical
- Age Rating: ALL
- Run Time: 84
- Year Created: 2019
- Release Date: 12/3/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
An absolute masterpiece of historical, and animated, storytelling.
by A.J. -
If you want to see a film about the Khmer Rouge regime, but don't want something as violent as The Killing Fields, this is the film you're looking for.
Based on a true family's account, and taking place during real events, the story is about a family separated when the Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia. As they work throughout the regime in the concentration camps, their only two goals are to survive and to find their son. They encounter characters who are compassionate and cruel, and either help or hinder them in their goal. Much like its setting, this is a sad film, grounded in the tragic reality of its time, but well worth the watch.
Everyone should see this film. It cuts away from all of the violence, so if you want to give your kids a history lesson, it's safe for them to watch, too.