First They Killed My Father — New Trailer

source:   netflix.com

added: Mon, Sep 25th '17

Angelina Jolie is earning some of the best reviews of her directing career with the Netflix drama "First They Killed My Father," which tells the heartbreaking life story of Loung Ung, a Cambodian woman who, as a young child in the 1970s, survived dictator Pol Pot's heartless acts of genocide, only to be forced to join the Khmer Rouge army as a child soldier.

Loung Ung would eventually escape to America in the early 80s and is now a devoted human-rights activist who wrote her best-selling 2000 memoir on which the film is based.

Clearly, aiming to launch an awards-season campaign, Netflix has released a brand-new trailer for the 70s-set drama, which has been selected as Cambodia's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Featuring an all Cambodian cast and introducing newcomer Sareum Srey Moch as a 5-year-old Loung Ung, "First They Killed My Father" is playing now in select U.S. theaters. It's also currently available to stream on Netflix.

synopsis:
An unflinching portrayal of the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror and genocide, from the view of a five-year-old survivor cut off from her family in 1975.

 

directed by   Angelina Jolie

starring   Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata

release date   Now Playing in Select Theaters and on Netflix

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