Killing Fields, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1984: # 0)

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Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Sam Waterston (Sydney Schanberg)
  • Haing S. Ngor (Dith Pran)
  • John Malkovich (Alan Al Rockoff, Photographer)
  • Julian Sands (Jon Swain)
  • Craig T. Nelson (Major Reeves, Military Attache)
  • Spalding Gray (United States consul)
  • Patrick Malahide (Morgan)
  • Katherine Krapum Chey (Ser Moeum: Dith Prans wife)
  • Oliver Pierpaoli (Titony: Dith Prans son)
  • Edward Entero Chey (Sarun, Sydneys Driver)
  • Monirak Sisowath (Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village)
  • Roland JoffĂ© (Director)