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Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes

Oscar-winning drama based on the New York Times' Sydney Schanberg's own account of his friendship with Cambodian interpreter Dith Pran.

Schanberg is one of the western journalists chronicling the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge, with the help of Cambodian journalist Dith Pran as his interpreter. When Phnom Penh itself falls, it is too dangerous for the westerners and they are, finally, evacuated. But for the Cambodian citizens who have been helping them there is no such escape route, and Pran is forced to endure the brutalities of the Khmer Rouge regime, deny his past and rely on his own wits to survive and escape.

Last on

Mon 10 Mar 2014 00:30 BBC Two Wales only

Credits

Sydney Schanberg
Sam Waterston
Dith Pran
Haing Ngor
Alan 'Al' Rockoff
John Malkovich
John Swain
Julian Sands
Major Reeves
Craig T Nelson
US Consul
Spalding Gray
Morgan
Patrick Malahide
Dr MacEntire
Bill Paterson
Dr Sundesval
Athol Fugard
Dougal
Graham Kennedy
Writer
Bruce Robinson
Director
Roland Joffe

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