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The Killing Fields (1984)

The Killing Fields
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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 Attaché
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
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A very good movie

1 year, 10 months ago at Mar 30 21:08
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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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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, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.
Release date: 1 February 1985
UPC: 085391141921
Tags: 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), Political (1), Leftist (1), Road (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 10 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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