Keswick Film Club - The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields 

Director: Roland Joffé Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 1984 Length: 141 mins Language: English/French/Khmer
The Killing Fields

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Synopsis

Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Bill Paterson.
1975. In the wake of American involvement in Vietnam, Cambodia became a national death camp under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Seen through the eyes of a New York Times reporter and his Cambodian assistant and interpreter, it's an angry and intelligent film, subtly acted and powerfully photographed by Chris Menges. A damning indictment of the Nixon administration and a document of one the blackest periods in history.
1985 Oscars: Winner Best Cinematography - Chris Menges. Winner Best Supporting Actor - Haing S. Ngor. Winner Best Film Editing - Jim Clark.
1985 BAFTAs: Nominated Best Actor, Director, Picture, Screenplay
Winner Film, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Actor
1984 British Society of Cinematographers: Best Cinematography Award - Chris Menges

Critics

open_quote The Killing Fields was one of the few impressive films to come out of Britain in the 1980s close_quote Almar Haflidason - BBC Online



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