Dragon Sky


1h 35m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
L'oiseau de paradis
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Aug 1964
Production Company
Ciné-Alliance; Filmsonor; Speva Films
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

In Cambodia, Sok, a young and imaginative boy, leaves the Buddhist priesthood to seek a more adventurous life. Tith, a friendly fortune-teller, gives him a bird of paradise which leads him to the Royal Palace at Pnompenh. There, in an ancient temple, Sok finds Dara, a beautiful dancer in the Imperial Ballet. When she leaves the dance company to take part in ritual celebrations, Sok follows her to Angkor Wat, the city of temples, and declares his love for her. Dara is also sought by Khem, a wealthy businessman. When Khem learns of her love for Sok, his jealousy erupts into violence, and Dara falls to her death. [According to another source, Dara commits suicide.] Sok is injured by Khem, and upon seeing the dead body of his beloved Dara, Sok also dies. The two are reunited in death, as in the legendary love story of Rama and Sita.

Film Details

Also Known As
L'oiseau de paradis
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Aug 1964
Production Company
Ciné-Alliance; Filmsonor; Speva Films
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Notes

Filmed on location in Cambodia. Opened in Paris in October 1962 as L'oiseau de paradis.