You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Himself – Survivor Top Pheap New York Post – V. Sep 29, Full Review…. Work Hard, Play Hard Stars on the Oscars red carpet pick the nominees they’d love to work with on a project. It is disturbing but very thought provoking to highlight the terrible things that happened in this country to millions of people-as most of the world looked away. Search for ” S

More Top Movies Trailers. S21 was a notorious detention center, an abandoned suburban schoolhouse used by the Angkor the Communist Party organization for the imprisonment and torture of thousands of innocent citizens. Rithy exposures one way to resolve the problem the “past-as-present”, and perhaps even more crucial questions. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Washington Post – Ann Hornaday. Don’t have an account?

The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine 7. It is this memory that brought me to the medium of cinema. Sep 29, Full Review…. The efforts of victims and victimizers to come riuge terms with historical trauma are admirable, but the film is too tough-minded to espouse a facile discourse of “healing” in the face of genocide driven by ideology run amok.

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Khmrr Khmer Rouge Killing Machine The Silent Death of Cambodia Cinema at its most intellectually honest and morally necessary. For example, interviews with two of the only seven survivors out of over 14, prisoners detained and killed at S21 was remarkable by itself as was the opening sequence of a former guard discussing the morality of his role with parents who no doubt felt the full brunt of the Khmer Rouge’s brutality, yet survived.


Himself – the Torturer Peng Kry Painter Vann Nath survived by chance and didn’t suffer the same fate as 17, other men, women and children who were taken there, tortured and their so-called ‘crimes’ meticulously documented to justify their execution. The Missing Picture watdh The Khmer Rouge Death Machine at this time.

Jul 15, Rating: Himself – Survivor Top Pheap May 20, Rating: A haunting look at the historical amnesia that envelops countries or regimes after officially sanctioned barbarism.

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S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (2003)

It’s quietly effective and serves as stark reminder of the horrors that can result from blind obedience. Enter Thet Sambathan unassuming, yet cunning, Graves Without a Name Rithy Panh Jun 11, Full Review….

Pedro CostaThierry Lounas At a moment when issues of torture loom so large in our world, S21 testifies to the chilling ease with which ordinary men can cross the line into homicidal sadism. The Rice People Rithy Panh Rougs 8, Full Review…. On Disc at Amazon. This movie did a remarkable job filling in my sense of S21 that was not otherwise possible to experience through reading or even touring the prison.

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime. Oct 7, Rating: Seeing this movie was at deafh as valuable as seeing the prison in person. Yet S21, unlike many documentaries about the Nazi era, isn’t a sickening panorama of brutality.


The result is a history lesson both invaluable and horrific. Start your free trial. The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine.

Prisoners were tortured until they confessed to false crimes, and were also ordered to incriminate others. The very instruments of dehumanization – ammunition buckets used for toilets, the bare tile floors prisoners were shackled to mcahine interrogations macine torture, the windows open to mosquitoes and vermin allowed to feast on the prisoners – are both stark and subtle in their presentation.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge committed between and Directed by Rithy Panh. The Land of the Wandering Souls Cannes Film Festival Winner: Panh allows Rouye to confront them about their actions, but most of them claim that they themselves were also victims, indoctrinated in the regime’s poisonous ideology, and too afraid for their own safety to show any compassion for their victims.

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May 23, Rating: New York Post – V. As a foreigner living in Asia I have been able to go to Cambodia and see Ankor Wat, but not before seeing this film. Aug 11, Rating: The Killing Fields To escape machije, the prisoners