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R| 2 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Sam Waterston , Haing S. Ngor , John Malkovich , Julian Sands , Craig T. Nelson , Spalding Gray , Bill Paterson , Athol Fugard

Director: Roland Joffé

Genres: Docudrama

The Killing Fields (1984)

Release Date: November 2nd, 1984|2 hr. 21 min.

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  • September 28, 2011 zy00000000060170
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    In my opinion, I did not like this movie at all. I thought it was poorly written. It had a minimal plot line and terrible dialogue. The length of the movie stretched to an ungodly two and a half hours. Even films with the most fantastic of scripts should not be that long. Furthermore, after waiting for that long, the ending to the movie was terrible. The two journalists were reunited with each other after a few years of hardship. It’s understandable that one would choose to end the movie this way, but the plot was carried on for so long, it seemed trivial and unsatisfying to say the least. The casting however, I thoroughly enjoyed. I thought that they displayed emotions well and they were recognizable to me as famous actors even today. On the other hand, I also thought the cinematography was horrendous. I understand it was shot in the 80’s and without the high definition we have today, but I feel as though the director Roland Joffé was trying too hard to follow Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, but due to lack of innovation, threw in a copious amount of explosions and call

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