First They Killed My Father

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 15,005


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1.23 GB
Khmer 2.0
23.976 fps
136 min
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2.52 GB
Khmer 2.0
23.976 fps
136 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by briandmerry 7 / 10 / 10

Short review with no spoilers!

I saw this in Olympic Stadium earlier this year. The sets and costumes were terrific, as was the cinematography. I wasn't a big fan of the book that it was based on, but it was apparent that a lot of effort had gone into making the film adaptation historically accurate. The film is deliberately understated, and rather than showing much violence or gore, it instead has this implicit threat running below the surface. It's definitely worth seeing!

Reviewed by Bluewater1986 10 / 10 / 10

Not sure what people want from movie

The film is Netflix polished with breathtaking scenes and a suspenseful atmosphere. The story is based on truth from a 7 year old girls perspective during the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Scenes of family survival and the horrors of war hold up well and should be of delight to anyone interested in the politics that engulfed South East Asia during the 1970's. The dialogue in the movie is very basic but I'm left to wonder whether that was the intention as the story is from a small child's perspective trying to make sense of her surroundings. There is very little in character development or details on what is actually happening politically in the movie in most scenes. I would recommend people read into the Khmer Rouge before watching as it would make a more enjoyable movie experience, paying particular attention as the why Western Allied Nations supported such a brutal regime after the fall of Vietnam to the Communists. God bless to all those in Cambodia that lived and died through this troubled time, great movie and certainly brought regular tears to my eyes.

Reviewed by jordon932002-721-788614 10 / 10 / 10

Phenomenal film! Highly recommend.

Exquisite cinematography, phenomenal performances, and a magnificent account of modern day genocide. Based on the incredible memoir by Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, tells a haunting story of survival. The images stay with you long after the film concludes, and you're left with an indelible memory of atrocities that are scarcely known. As well as an understanding of how human beings can transcend staggering circumstances. Must see!

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