The Perfect Motion

The odyssey of a millenary art, the symbol of a restored identity.From 1906 to the present day, from Auguste Rodin’s sketches to the creation of a new show for a French tour, from the glory hours to the darkest days, Cambodia’s Royal Ballet has survived and upheld its unique body language.The film follows the creation of a show called “Metamorphosis” and the history of the Royal Ballet since 1906, when Rodin tried to capture through his drawings the essence of this art he had just discovered. The conception and preparation of the new show, as well as the performances across France lead to a journey of discovery of the Ballet’s incredible odyssey. Alternating between past and present, we see the ballet’s movements and postures take us to a world of mystery and splendor, gradually becoming the key to reconstructing national identity and a source of fascination for international audiences.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Director: Xavier de Lauzanne
  • Producer: François-Hugues de Vaumas and Sophie Parrault
  • Release Date: April 1st, 2023


  • Production Company: Aloest Films and Bonne Pioche Télévision
  • Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer: Vincent Villa
  • Sound Editor Assistant and Mixer: Sreymoch Kim
  • Additional Sound Editor Assistant: Thana San