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|Named Person:||Dith Pran; Sydney H Schanberg|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Chris Menges; Bruce Robinson; David Puttnam; Roland Joffé; Sam Waterston; Haing Ngor; John Malkovich; Julian Sands; Craig T Nelson; Spalding Gray; Bill Paterson; Athol Fugard; Graham Kennedy; James Clark; Mike Oldfield; Sydney H Schanberg; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Goldcrest Films International.; International Film Investors (Firm); Enigma (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English with optional subtitles in English or French; closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired.|
|Notes:||Originally released as motion picture in 1984.
Based on the novel: The death and life of Dith Pran / by Sydney Schanberg.
Special features: cast & crew; commentary by director Roland Joffeé; Dr. Haing S. Ngor; interactive menus; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.
|Credits:||Production designed by Roy Walker ; editor, Jim Clark ; associate producer, Iain Smith ; original music composed by Mike Oldfield.|
|Cast:||Sam Waterston (Sydney Schanberg), Dr. Haing S. Ngor (Dith Pran), John Malkovich (Al Rockoff), Julian Sands (Jon Swain), Craig T. Nelson (Military Attache), Spalding Gray (U.S. Consul), Bill Paterson (Dr. MacEntire), Athol Fugard (Dr. Sundesval), Graham Kennedy (Dougal).|
|Awards:||Academy Awards: Best cinematography, Best film editing, Best supporting actor (Ngor).|
|Target Audience:||Rated R.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo.|
|Other Titles:||Killing fields (Motion picture)
The killing fields
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Pictures ; Goldcrest and International Film Investors present an Enigma production ; director of photography, Chris Menges ; screenplay by Bruce Robinson ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Roland Joffé.|
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Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Dith Pran, -- 1942-2008 -- Drama.
- Schanberg, Sydney H. -- (Sydney Hillel), -- 1934- -- Drama.
- Cambodia -- History -- 1975-1979 -- Drama.
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