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18th Dec '16 7:22:22 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich. The soundtrack was composed by Music/MikeOldfield.

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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor Cambodian doctor who [[MetaCasting actually lived under the Khmer Rouge regime and escaped]], and went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.Actor[[note]]the only actor of Asian origins ever to do[[/note]]. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich. The soundtrack was composed by Music/MikeOldfield.
18th Dec '16 7:19:00 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich. \n The soundtrack was composed by Music/MikeOldfield.
18th Dec '16 7:16:33 AM Saveelich
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* BittersweetEnding: Even though Pran escapes the regime in the end, the film makes note of all the other refugees who still remain in Cambodia.

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* BittersweetEnding: Even though Pran escapes the regime in the end, the film makes note of all the other refugees who still remain in Cambodia. And millions died before Vietnam invaded Cambodia.
18th Dec '16 7:15:46 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich. The film is a very moving and powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.

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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich. The film is a very moving and powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.


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Overall, the film is a very moving and powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.
18th Dec '16 7:15:17 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

While the Khmer Rouge wages war against the Cambodian government, American journalist Sydney Schanberg meets Cambodian journalist and interpret Dith Pran. They cover the war together and become friends, until the Khmer Rouge army finally takes power over the whole Cambodia and enter in Phnom Penh. They both take refuge in French embassy, along with the remaining Westerners from Phnom Penh and thousands of scared Cambodians, before the Khmer Rouge force all male Cambodians out and others are evacuated. In America, Schanberg wins the Pulitzer for his coverage while Pran endures the ultimate nightmare of the new government's [[ThePurge Killing Fields.]]

Will Schanberg find Pran? Will Pran succeed in reaching out of hell?

The film is a moving, powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.

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A 1984 British film by French director Roland Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

Creator/JohnMalkovich. The film is a very moving and powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.

While the Khmer Rouge wages war against the Cambodian government, American journalist Sydney Schanberg meets Cambodian journalist and interpret Dith Pran. They cover the war together and become friends, until the Khmer Rouge army finally takes power over the whole Cambodia and enter in Phnom Penh. They both take refuge in French embassy, along with the remaining Westerners from Phnom Penh and thousands of scared Cambodians, before the Khmer Rouge force all male Cambodians out and others are evacuated. In America, Schanberg wins the Pulitzer for his coverage while Pran endures the ultimate nightmare of the new government's [[ThePurge Killing Fields.]]

]] Will Schanberg find Pran? Will Pran succeed in reaching out of hell?

The film is a moving, powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century. Not to be confused with ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Killing_Fields Texas Killing Fields]]''.
17th Dec '16 10:50:12 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], Joffé (director of ''Film/TheMission''), ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.
17th Dec '16 10:48:39 AM Saveelich
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Since the Khmer Rouge killed the educated, this is an important part of Dith Pran's and Dr. Haing S. Ngor's survival.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Since the Khmer Rouge killed track and kill the educated, this is an important part of Dith Pran's and Dr. Haing S. Ngor's survival.
17th Dec '16 10:45:40 AM Saveelich
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A moving, powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.

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A The film is a moving, powerful portrait of one of the darkest eras of the 20th century.
17th Dec '16 10:42:58 AM Saveelich
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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Sam Waterston and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Sam Waterston Creator/SamWaterston (who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) and Creator/JohnMalkovich.
12th Jun '16 12:08:04 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death And Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Sam Waterston and Creator/JohnMalkovich.

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A 1984 British film by French director [[Film/TheMission Roland Joffé]], ''The Killing Fields'' is based on journalist Sydney Schanberg's account of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'s Khmer Rouge regime from his article, ''The Death And and Life of Dith Pran.'' The role of Pran was portrayed by Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a non-actor who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It also stars Sam Waterston and Creator/JohnMalkovich.



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