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Plot, Details & Awards

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

Not Rated In Theaters 11/21/2008 , 96min.
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Plot & Details

In this documentary, filmmaker Thavisouk Phrasavath details the painful story of how he and his family faced hardship and poverty as Laotian refugees during the Vietnam War. Combining interviews and archival footage, Phrasavath explores not only the experience of betrayal that his family endured when they were forced to flee their homeland, but the larger scheme of geopolitics that put the events into play.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Run Time: 96min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2008
  • DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
  • Distributor(s): Cinema Guild
  • Director(s): Ellen Kuras
  • Starring: Thavisouk Phrasavath
  • Themes: Immigrant Life,Haunted By the Past,Refugees,Betrayal
  • Tone: Meditative,Poignant,Sweeping
  • Keywords: Laos, betrayal, escape, homeland, poverty, refugee, war
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-21-2008)
  • Language: English,Lao

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Thavisouk Phrasavath Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Ellen Kuras Nominated

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Ann Arbor Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Ellen Kuras Nominated
2008 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Thavisouk Phrasavath Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

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