The Killing FieldsThe Killing Fields (1984) is an award-winning dramatic film about the Cambodian aftermath of the Vietnam War, based on the experience of real-life journalist Sydney Schanberg. The film, which won 3 Academy Awards, was directed by Rolland Joffe and stars Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, and Julian Sands. Ngor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role; cinematographer Chris Menges won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The film also won for Best Editing.
- review by Tom Dirks