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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
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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: Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Drama
History
Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
Named Person: Dith Pran; Sydney H Schanberg; Sydney H Schanberg; Dith Pran; Sydney H Schanberg; Dith Pran
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
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
OCLC Number: 46453398
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English or French; closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1984.
Based on the book: The death and life of Dith Pran / by Sydney Schanberg.
Special features: cast & crew; commentary by director Roland Joffé; Dr. Haing S. Ngor [biography]; awards; production notes; theatrical trailer.
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 (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; widescreen format; Dolby surround stereo; Dual-layer.
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.

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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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