The Killing Fields – Filtered
An American citizen is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot’s bloody “Year Zero” ethnic cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million “undesirable” civilians.
“The Killing Fields” is emotional and moving. The actors held my full attention as this true life story was told. Because the events took place in war-torn Cambodia, there are many scenes with war-type violence, but it was either off-screen or portrayed without blood and gore. Other than the war violence, the movie was really pretty clean.
This was a fantastic story of friendship and survival. Although he had no formal acting experience, it is no wonder that Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for his role as Dith Pran. And, if you’ve never seen Sam Waterston in anything but “Law and Order” this would be the one to watch. A great movie, “The Killing Fields” earns Dove’s seal.