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Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky

May 4, 1970 – Cambodia. During the 1970 US-Vietnam conflict, a combined US and Army of South Vietnam military operation enters Cambodia to locate and destroy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sanctuaries. A Cambodian youth named Samnang (‘Lucky’) and an ornery but likable wedding musician make their way through the conflict – encountering landmines, traditional Cambodian ghosts known as ARBS, and marauding helicopters as they go.

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A 'truly indie' movie made in Cambodia with a majority Cambodian crew, this is the first ever (supernatural) historical drama made about the 1970 expansion of the US-Vietnam conflict into Cambodia during the Vietnam war. Notably, the story is also told from a Cambodian perspective, with local Cambodian actors making several screen debuts.
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