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The Killing Fields 1984
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  • Roland JoffĂ©
  • November 2, 1984
  • 141 mins
  • English
  • Drama, History, War
Here, only the silent survive.
The Killing Fields tells the real life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which lead to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.

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The Killing Fields is one of my personal favorites that shows the terrifying imagery of what my people went through. Every Khmer person knows this film. My family and I gathered around and watched this film when I was just a toddler. I watched it again today as an adult and this time with director commentary on Blu-ray, which I won a couple years ago from the official WB Facebook page contest. Mike Oldfield's music in this is still piercingly resounding as I remembered it.

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