Sorya, a 17-year-old Cambodian peasant girl, arrives in Phnom Penh to work in a factory to support her family. But the infernal pace and the repetition of tasks are not to Sorya's taste. She prefers the nightlife and the effervescence of the capital, especially, in the arms of Chann, the fascinating and elusive young foreman who takes her to sing at night in a trendy bar, the "Lucky Girls"...!
An initiatory, sensual and musical story, where the voice of our heroine is lost and revealed to the sound of Cambodian rock guitars.
The film Sorya was born out of my desire to tell the story of Cambodia today and to represent its youth - bubbling, full of life, with dreams and desires. It is a Cambodia that I want to depict in order to participate in my own way in the reconstruction of an image of this country too often reduced to its dark days - a vision that is neither miserabilistic nor exotic, but well and truly anchored in reality. The story deals with universal themes, such as family, friendship, love, death, and the music in this movie is in the foreground. In this context, our target audience is teenagers and adults.