Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Killing Fields (1984) - Roland Joffé

The Killing Fields (1984)

Free Image Hosting at

Director: Roland Joffé
Writer: Bruce Robinson

Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor and John Malkovich

Won 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 18 nominations

Video: XVID (.avi) | 640x368 | FPS: 23.976000 | Sound: mpga | Color: Color | Size: 697 MB | Runtime: 2:21:53 | Country: UK | Language: English | French | Central Khmer | Subtitles: Czech | Turkish | Genres: Drama | History | War | CD Cover and Sticker incl.

More Subtitles:



Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

Free Image Hosting at

Free Image Hosting at

Free Image Hosting at

Free Image Hosting at

No Pass

1 comment:

  1. In The Killing Fields, an American reporter, Sydney Schanberg, risks his life to report the truth about the war and how the Khmer Rouge regime is taking over. He wants the story to be headlining news in the United States, but goes through many obstacles to achieve that. Schanberg and his translator, native Dith Pran, travel throughout Cambodia taking pictures of the bombings and shootings that are arising daily. After two years, the international embassies begin to evacuate in preparation for an invasion of the capital by the Khmer Rouge; by this time Schanberg and Pran are more than just co-workers, they are close friends. Schanberg gives Pran the option to evacuate with his family because this was extremely dangerous. Pran decides to stick by Schanberg and accomplish the reporting goals, while his family goes to the U.S. Eventually the Khmer Rouge demands all Cambodian citizens in the embassy be turned over. Schanberg and his colleagues make a failed attempt at faking Pran’s U.S. citizenship, and he is forced to stay in Cambodia under their totalitarian regime, while Schanberg returns to the U.S. Back home, Schanberg campaigns and after much frustration successfully finds Pran and they are ultimately reunited.
    The film was shot as if it were primary footage of the actual occurrence. There are many moments in the film that catch the viewer off guard. The film is extremely graphic and overwhelmingly heartbreaking. The Killing Fields came out in 1984, so the film was great quality especially for the time period. The angles and frames that the movie was shot in were very creative and effective in creating a great movie.
    Having knowledge of this historical tragedy is extremely important to many communities, especially the Emerson community. Seeing how the people of Cambodia were treated was hard fathom. This movie shows that the government virtually controls what stories get reported. The government made it extremely hard to report because they had such tight regulation on the issue. Emerson students should take note of Schanberg’s passion and immense dedication to his line of work, the truth, and his morals. These characteristics are key factors to becoming successful. Schanberg and Dith go to great lengths to survive and communicate the truth about Cambodia to the world and survive during this ambitious quest.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...