King Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: AlamyKing Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: Alamy
King Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: Alamy

Cambodia’s King Sihanouk, who ‘would have rather been Clark Gable’, made more than 50 films

  • The late Cambodian king, who died in 2011, fell in love with the cinema as a child watching French films
  • Throughout his 60 years of filmmaking he sought to promote traditional Khmer culture

Topic |   Asian cinema
King Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: AlamyKing Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: Alamy
King Norodom Sihanouk (right) made about 50 films over 60 years. Photo: Alamy
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