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The Killing Fields (1984)

The Killing Fields
Running time: 136 min. | Genre: 70's, Based on real facts, Photography, Journalism, Drama, Cambodian Civil War, Prison drama
The Killing Fields

Synopsis

An American journalist from The New York Times, Sidney, is engulfed in the horror of Cambodia, and his native adviser disappears and is thought to be dead.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor)
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Director (Roland Joffé)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Sam Waterston)
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor)
WINNER
Best Director (Roland Joffé)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor - Drama (Sam Waterston)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Picture - Drama
NOMINATED
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Dr Haing S Ngor)
WINNER
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Haing S. Ngor)
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Director (Roland Joffé)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Sam Waterston)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
NOMINATED
Best Special Visual Effects
NOMINATED

César Award

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best Foreign Producer (David Puttnam)
WINNER
Best foreign director (Roland Joffé)
NOMINATED
Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Roland Joffé)
NOMINATED

Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Haing S. Ngor)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (John Malkovich)
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (John Malkovich)
NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

The Killing Fields

Director

Roland Joffé

Producer

Distribuida por Warner Bros. Pictures; Goldcrest, International Film Investors, Enigma Productions; Productor: David Puttnam, Goldcrest Films, Enigma Films. Distribuida por Warner Bros.. Productor: David Puttnam

Running time

136 min.

Screenwriter

Bruce Robinson

Music

Mike Oldfield

Cinematography

Chris Menges

Year

1984

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Box Office

Budget

$14,400,000

Ranking

IMDb
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes
9.3
Metacritic
7.6

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