This harrowing but rewarding 1984 drama concerns the real-life relationship between New York Times reporter Sidney Schanberg and his Cambodian assistant Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor), the latter left at the mercy of the Khmer Rouge after Schanberg--who chose to stay after American evacuation but was booted out--failed to get him safe passage. Filmmaker Roland Joffé, previously a documentarist, made his feature debut with this account of Dith's rocky survival in the ensuing madness of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal campaign. The script spends some time with Schanberg's feelings of guilt after the fact, but most of the movie is a shattering re-creation of hell on Earth. The late Haing S. Ngor--a real-life doctor who had never acted before and who lived through the events depicted by Joffé--is outstanding, and he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Oscars also went to cinematographer Chris Menges and editor Jim Clark. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Saw this for the first time since it was first in the theatres...has aged real well, a great film.Published 3 days ago by Keith Hill
I read the book "In the Shadow of the Banyan" prior to watching this movie. Friends of mine had recommended the book and reinformed all of us, the atrocities that happened... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoAnn V
I bought for my girlfriend. I received the wrong one for the region (my fault). Will return for refund.Published 3 months ago by Kathleen Hillier
Bought this to watch with my son who works with a guy who lived through it. He was riveted to the TV. I saw it many years ago but forgot how powerful this movie was.Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth Wood
Buen clasico, buena edicion, de este film que estremece acompañado de una musica excelente del gran Mike Oldfield, tambien la musica incidental es regia. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marcelo Mourgues
I am very happy with this digibook, what a superb film, also i was very happy with the speedy delivery, overall i am very happy.
many thanks again. AAA+++
The Blu-Ray edition of "The Killing Fields" is very good. The video and audio are stunning.
This has always been a special movie for me, a very moving story,... Read more
This is a harrowing film to watch at times, but is a powerful and moving story. So few of us really understood the true horror of the Pol Pot regime and it is a travesty that it... Read morePublished on July 11 2009 by Neil Olsen