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Killing Fields, The (1984)

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Original Title : Killing Fields, The
Director : Roland Joffé
Writer : Bruce Robinson
Genre : Drama
War
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : David Puttnam , Iain Smith
Music : Mike Oldfield
Photography : Chris Menges
IMDB ID : 0087553
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Killing Fields, The (1984) - Roland Joffé
 

Starring

Sam Waterston Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor Dith Pran (as Dr. Haing S Ngor
John Malkovich Al Rockoff, Photographer
Julian Sands Jon Swain
Craig T. Nelson Major Reeves, Military Attache
Spalding Gray United States consul
Bill Paterson Dr. MacEntire
Athol Fugard Dr. Sundesval
Graham Kennedy Dougal
Katherine Krapum Chey Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife
Oliver Pierpaoli Titony: Dith Pran's son
Edward Entero Chey Sarun, Sydney's Driver
Tom Bird US Military Advisor
Monirak Sisowath Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village
Lambool Dtangpaibool Phat's son
Ira Wheeler Ambassador Wade
David Henry France
Patrick Malahide Morgan
Nell Campbell Beth
Joan Harris TV Interviewer
Joanna Merlin Sydney Schanberg's Sister
Jay Barney Sydney Schanberg's Father
Mark Long Noaks
Sayo Inaba Mrs. Noaks
Mow Leng Sirik Matah
Chinsaure Sar Arresting Officer
Hout Ming Tran Khmer Rouge Cadre: First Village
Thach Suon Sahn
Neevy Pal Rosa rest of cast listed alphabetically
Charles Bodycomb Jeep driver (uncredited
 

Plot

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.
 

Comments

**** out of **** Beautifully filmed, beautifully told story about a journalist and his translator covering the civil war in Cambodia.Brutally honest and disturbing, and emotionally powerful at the same time.It is a story about friendship and social justice, taking a rather liberal view towards the American involvement in the situation.Won several well deserved academy awards, especially for Dr. Haing S. Ngor as the translator, although Waterston delivers a superb performance as well.Definitely worth watching for anyone interested in historical films.
 
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