Killing Fields, The (1984)

Every so often, there is a film that is destined to be talked about and remembered for years to come.

Original Title : Killing Fields, The
Director : Roland Joff√©
Writer : Bruce Robinson
Genre : Drama
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : David Puttnam , Iain Smith
Music : Mike Oldfield
Photography : Chris Menges
IMDB ID : 0087553
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¬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


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.


**** 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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