Score Composition/Performance: Dir. Matthew Watson
The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009)
Directed by Matthew Watson, The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009) features an original score by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009) is Matthew Watson’s second film about the consequences of Cambodia’s “virginity trade”. It describes the sorority of three young sex workers, Srey Leak, Me Nea and Cheata, as they struggle with their degradation and poverty. Humid loops, serrated cymbals and geysering steam stress the urgency of the girls’ plight while, elsewhere, Nick’s piano brims with compassion and Warren’s soothing flutes curl with species regret.
The Girls of Phnom Penh at IMDB.