Directed by: Roland Joffe
Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson, Spalding Gray, Bill Paterson
Synopsis: Sidney Schanberg and Dith Pran are two of the journalists trapped during the Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia. The non-Cambodians are eventually released but Pran is sent to a death camp. Based on a true story.
It was brutal, graphic, gory, gripping and terrifying. There were times while watching that I wished it were not a true story.
The movie is split into two distinct parts: before and after Schanberg leaves Cambodia. The first half focuses on the NYT journalist and his American view of the goings-on, and the second half belongs to Pran and his desperate attempts get out of the country. It is a difficult emotional story to watch, but so very well done. Definitely not a movie to be enjoyed but one to be experienced.
Ngor is astounding as Pran.Added 18 April 2003 at 10:33 PM