A deeply moving film, THE KILLING FIELDS is the somewhat-fictionalized story of New York Times
reporter Sydney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) and his efforts to find his friend Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor) after the Cambodian translator falls into the hands of the brutal Khmer Rouge. Although
Dith's family is evacuated with the last US personnel to leave Phnom Penh, Schanberg persuades his translator to remain behind with him; and when Khmer Rouge troops enter the city, Dith convinces them that Schanberg and his photographer (John Malkovich) are French.
Regrettably, Schanberg is unable to return the favor later, and Dith is sent off to a rural reeducation camp, w...