The Killing Fields

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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with the local journalist Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American 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.

Director: Roland Joffé
Writer: Bruce Robinson (screenplay)
Production: Warner Home Video
Year: 1984
MetaScore: 76/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 01 Feb 1985
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 22 nominations.


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Sydney Schanberg - Sam Waterston
Dith Pran - Haing S. Ngor
Al Rockoff - John Malkovich
Jon Swain - Julian Sands
Military Attaché - Craig T. Nelson
U.S. Consul - Spalding Gray
Dr. MacEntire - Bill Paterson
Dr. Sundesval - Athol Fugard
Ser Moeum (Pran's Wife) - Katherine Krapum Chey
Titony (Pran's Son) - Oliver Pierpaoli
U.S. Military Advisor - Tom Bird
Phat (K.R. Leader 2nd Village) - Monirak Sisowath
Ambassador Wade - Ira Wheeler
France - David Henry
TV Interviewer - Joan Harris
Schanberg's Sister - Joanna Merlin
Schanberg's Father - Jay Barney
Noaks - Mark Long
Mrs. Noaks - Sayo Inaba
Sirik Matak - Mow Leng
Arresting Officer - Chinsaure Sar
K.R. Cadre-First Village - Hout Ming Tran
Sahn - Thach Suon
Rosa - Neevy Pal
Jeep Driver - Charles Bodycomb
Self (archive footage) - Richard Nixon