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The killing fields

Author: Bruce RobinsonDavid PuttnamRoland JofféSam WaterstonHaing NgorAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of foreign journalists who are covering the war in Cambodia. When the Khmer Rouge take power he manages to save his journalist friends from execution, but he is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand.
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Genre/Form: Journalism films
Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
War films
Historical films
Feature films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
History
Named Person: Dith Pran; Sydney H Schanberg; Sydney H Schanberg; Dith Pran; Sydney H Schanberg
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Robinson; David Puttnam; Roland Joffé; Sam Waterston; Haing Ngor; John Malkovich; Julian Sands; Craig T Nelson; Spalding Gray; Bill Paterson; Athol Fugard; Graham Kennedy; Chris Menges; Roy Walker; James Clark; Mike Oldfield; Sydney H Schanberg; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Goldcrest Films International,; International Film Investors (Firm),; Enigma (Firm),; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0790749424 9780790749426
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in Greek.
OCLC Number: 46453398
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1984.
Based on the book: The death and life of Dith Pran / by Sydney Schanberg.
Credits: Production designed by Roy Walker ; director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Jim Clark ; associate producer, Iain Smith ; original music composed by Mike Oldfield.
Cast: Sam Waterston (Sydney Schanberg), Dr. Haing S. Ngor (Dith Pran), John Malkovich (Al Rockoff), Julian Sands (Jon Swain), Craig T. Nelson (Military Attache), Spalding Gray (U.S. Consul), Bill Paterson (Dr. MacEntire), Athol Fugard (Dr. Sundesval), Graham Kennedy (Dougal).
Awards: Academy Awards (1984): Best cinematography, Best film editing, Best supporting actor (Ngor).
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 2; widescreen format; Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: Special features include: commentary by director Roland Joffeé; Dr. Haing G. Ngor; interactive menus; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Other Titles: Killing fields (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; Goldcrest and International Film Investors present ; an Enigma production ; screenplay by Bruce Robinson ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Roland Joffé.

Abstract:

Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of foreign journalists who are covering the war in Cambodia. When the Khmer Rouge take power he manages to save his journalist friends from execution, but he is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand.
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