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The Killing Fields (1984)

The Killing Fields
7.6 Rating
(218 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating

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Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor

Haing S. Ngor

Dith Pran
John Malkovich

John Malkovich

Al Rockoff
Julian Sands

Julian Sands

Jon Swain
Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson

Military Attache
Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray

U.S. Consul
Bill Paterson

Bill Paterson

Dr. MacEntire
Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

Dr. Sundesval


Written by
Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson

(screenplay)


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A very good movie

8 months ago at Mar 30 21:08
Once again, it was another great movie I hadn’t seen for years so I was really eager to check it out again. Even though there has been countless movies about the Vietnam war, the conflict in Cambodia has been criminally forgotten whereas there was there a massive genocide which was still taking place even when this movie was released. Only therefore, it is already a really important feature. Lik... read more
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Description: Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist convering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the Americans forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Sch ... (more)
Release date: 1 February 1985
UPC: 085391141921
Drama (13), War (11), Genocide (9), 1980s (8), Cambodia (7), 1984 (5), Journalism (5), Thriller (4), History (4), Vietnam (4), Khmer Rouge (3), Journalist (3), True Story (2), Civil War (2), Murder (2), UK (2), 1980's (2), Brutality (1), Inspiring Story (1), Personal Triumph (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 8 months ago

A very good movie

“Once again, it was another great movie I hadn’t seen for years so I was really eager to check it out again. Even though there has been countless movies about the Vietnam war, the conflict in Cambodia has been criminally forgotten whereas there was there a massive genocide which was still taking place even when this movie was released. Only therefore, it is already a really important feature. Like many other movies dealing with foreign conflicts like ‘Cry Freedom’ or ‘Shooting Dogs’, it uses the gimmick of having an occidental main character so we can easier focus and identify with what’s going on but, for once, this gimmick didn’t bother me. Furthermore, even though it was Roland Joffé’s directing debut, the directing was really efficient and this depiction of war was real” read more

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