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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Notable as: Political dramaSub-Category: War film, Political drama, DramaMain subject: Killing Fields, war correspondentRuntime: 139 - 142 minutesColor: colorLanguage: Khmer language, English, FrenchCountry: United KingdomFilming location: New York City, Toronto, Bangkok, ThailandDirector: Roland JofféScreenwriter: Bruce RobinsonMusic: Mike OldfieldCinematography: Chris MengesStars: Sam Waterston, John Malkovich, Haing S. Ngor, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson, Spalding Gray, Bill Paterson, Athol Fugard, Graham Kennedy Producer: David Puttnam, Iain SmithAwards won: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Chris Menges)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Jim Clark)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor)
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Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Sam Waterston)
Academy Award for Best Director (Roland Joffé)
Academy Award for Best Picture (David Puttnam)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Bruce Robinson)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Killing Fields is a 1984 British drama film set in Democratic Kampuchea, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. The film, which won eight BAFTA Awards and three Academy Awards, was directed by Roland Joffé and stars Sam Waterston as Schanberg, Haing S. Ngor as Pran, Julian Sands as Jon Swain, and John Malkovich as Al Rockoff. The adaptation for the screen was written by Bruce Robinson and the soundtrack by Mike Oldfield, orchestrated by David Bedford.


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