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The Killing Fields, 1984

The Killing Fields
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Written by: Bruce Robinson
Language:  English, French, Khmer
Country:  UK
Runtime:  141 min
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The mood of The Killing Fields is bleak, contemplative, and captivating. The plot centers around a moral dilemma, journalism, and anti-war themes. It is a drama, war, and historical movie. In approach, The Killing Fields is serious and realistic. The setting is Cambodia and Vietnam. It happens in the 1980s. The Killing Fields is inspired by an article and originally a true story. The movie is known for being a masterpiece, a Golden Globe winner, and an Oscar winner.

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Roland Joffé's unflinching drama recounts the true story of New York Times journalist Sidney Schanberg... more

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Language: English, French, Khmer
Country: UK
Release date: 2 November 1984
Runtime: 141 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Cinematography at the 1984 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Film Editing at the 1984 Academy Awards
Haing S. Ngor for Best Supporting Actor at the 1984 Academy Awards

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Sam Waterston Sam Waterston As Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor Haing S. Ngor As Dith Pran
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left wing American journalists have a lot to answer for, this film attempts to relieve them of the guilt they should feel.
11.March.2014 |  by: Wurd
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Yea I first saw this in 2009 on Instant so I was a little bit late and all, but Sam Waterston taught me a lot about the Law, and I never expected halfway through, for this movie to turn into what it did. I think he just taught me what timeless means...
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19.September.2010 |  by: Patrick
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Dr. Haing S. Ngor is amazing in this movie. As the other reviewers have noted he had never acted before this film but his performance is outstandingly subtle and evocative. I originally watched the Killing Fields in '84 on the silver screen on a...
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