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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Features the only Oscar nominated performances of Sam Waterston and Haing S. Ngor (who won Best Supporting Actor).
Cambodia. To many westerners it seemed a paradise. Another world, a secret world. But the war in neighboring Vietnam burst its borders, and the fighting soon spread to neutral Cambodia. In 1973 I went to cover this side-show struggle as a foreign ...
The Vietnamese strike aircraft are American-made T-33 Shooting Star trainer jets. These were never in use by the Vietnamese People's Air Force, and none were known to have been sent to South Vietnam. Their use in the film, however, was necessitated as it was available from the Royal Thai Air Force, and the scenes were being shot in Thailand.
English, French, Khmer, Russian
$32,181 (USA) (4 November 1984)