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[ October 21st 2000 ]
Jolie, the star of Simon Wests action adventure
movie Tomb Raider, wil be flanked by three bodyguards
during her filming in Angkor Wat, which begins
in November. An application has been made to Cambodian
officials requesting permission that firearms
be carried by bodyguards following a recent ban
by the Ministry of Culture on the actual firing
of weapons. Cambodian official Khieu Khanarith
says, "This is the first time we've had a request
like this. We believe it's only a problem of procedure.
After all prime ministers visit with armed bodyguards."
this week, Som Sokun, Director of Cinema for Cambodia
says "We want to show Cambodia's heritage to the
world, the beauty of our temples - not violence."
and has allowed weapons on set with the condition
that no rounds are fired.