Marcel Camus1961-1970CambodiaDramaRomance

Marcel Camus – L’oiseau de paradis AKA Bird of Paradise AKA Dragon Sky (1962)

One of the rare Western films to take advantage of the spectacular setting of the temples at Angkor in Cambodia, L’Oiseau de Paradis is directed by Marcel Camus. The tale itself is relatively simple. A beautiful dancer has two admirers – one is a young worker whom she has only met by accident, and the other is an unscrupulous businessman. The worker had been training as a Buddhist monk and as his interest in the dancer and the businessman’s pursuit of the woman develop, the dancer and the former monk end up at the archaeological site of Angkor. There, Buddhists still worship in the temples and it is in this setting that the businessman kills them both. Reincarnation being accepted as truth in Cambodia, the story implies that the ill-fated young couple would be joined together in the future.

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One Comment

  1. What an exquisite gem this film is. I’m surprised it doesn’t as much attention as his other film Black Orpheus, but this is equally as beautiful. An absolute classic, worth preserving. Thank you!!

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