A flawed but memorable film about the Cambodian genocide involving two journalists, one American & one Cambodian, who get caught in the Khmer Rouge's taking of power in the 1970s. The film is well directed & well shot & features many great acting performances. However, the film suffers from focusing too much on Waterston's Sidney Schanberg character & not making Dith Pran the protagonist. [cont.]
Great second half, but Sam Waterson's character and the chained perspective to his respective white liberal performance of sentiment and surprise outrage steals the perspective from what was never a story centered around white people who initiated the crisis to begin with. Would have been better if had been centered around Haing's character through the whole film, Waterson's only good scene was the award speech.
Duro e crudo film di denuncia del genocidio cambogiano,visto attraverso gli occhi di un "ospite" e di un "indigeno". Joffe'mette il timbro sulla disperazione e sul menefreghismo del mondo,e mostra i protagonisti in completa balia di qualcosa molto più grande di loro. A volte vira verso il melenso,ma và ammirato soprattutto per la denuncia che mette in atto. Buon lavoro.