Same Same But Different 2009
1h 47min | Drama | 21 January 2010 (Germany)
Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
the theme is not new. but the grace of acting, the sides of story, the love in a special definition are the good points who defines a remarkable film. it is a real surprise to discover David Cross. because he has the inspiration to translate not only emotions but to give roots and force of a not comfortable role. the meeting between two profound different civilizations. and the fight , sacrifices and compromises to save the other. a good romantic film in a profound sense. because it has a rare form of beauty and touching manner to tell it with delicate precision, level by level. a film who becomes, after its end, a seed. for memories. and for admiration for a simple story, a simple film who pledge for profound discover of the other not only as result of noble feelings but as way to define yourself.
Director: Detlev Buck
Writers: Ruth Toma(screenplay), Michael Ostrowski (screenplay collaborator), Detlev Buck (screenplay collaborator)
Stars: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, David Kross, Jens Harzer
Country of origin: Germany
Languages: German, English, Central Khmer
Filming locations: Kompong Chhnang, Cambodia
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 691 MiB
Duration : 1 h 40 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 965 kb/s