The Killing Fields

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Director: Roland JOFFÉ

USA-1984-141lmn

Saturday 13th 10:30pm Smith's Ranch

New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor) and American photojournalist Al Rockoff (John Malkovich). When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story -- a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

The film is the first major western film to confront the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian genocide.

The Killing Fields earned seven Academy Award® nominations and won three, for Ngor's performance in the "Best Supporting Actor" category, Chris Menges' stunning cinematography and Jim Clark's film editing. A Cambodian doctor who lived through many of the horrific events depicted herein, dedicated his Oscar® to his family.
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