***1/2 out of ****
(for some language, war violence, torture, brutal conditions involving children)
Released: September 15, 2017
Runtime: 136 minutes
Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak, Heng Dara, Khoun Sothea, Sarun Nika
This “unflinching portrayal of totalitarian oppression by the Khmer Rouge…is a bone-chilling reminder of how the past is repeating itself unabated” in North Korea today.
Director Angelina Jolie “gives us a comprehensive understanding of something perpetrated on a massive scale, but does so through an effectively intimate lens.”
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