About

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 led 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.

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Directed by

Roland Joffé

Written by

Bruce Robinson (Screenplay)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Here, only the silent survive.

Cast

Keywords

cambodia red khmer based on novel or book civil war journalist based on true events based on a true story vietnam photographer 1970s genocide pol pot embassy pulitzer prize killing fields

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#100 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium