Enemies of the People (2010)



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The Khmer Rouge ran what is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most brutal regimes. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. In ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE the men and women who perpetrated the massacres - from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party's ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two - break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen. Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath
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On DVD: Feb 28, 2012
Box Office: $73.2k
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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

This is patient, persistent, probing and fearless journalism of the highest order and it shocks to the core.

Full Review… | December 9, 2010
Time Out
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How the genial Sambath remains so circumspect throughout his taut sessions with Chea is remarkable, as is so much of this must-see exposé.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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Extraordinary on several fronts.

Full Review… | July 30, 2010
New York Times
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Like Chillingworth's investigations of the minister Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter," Sambath's conversations with Brother Number 2 and other killers aren't just reporter's interviews. They're attempts to cleanse and purge the heart.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Absorbing and historic.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011
Georgia Straight

A fascinating documentary that illustrates Georges Bernanos's famous dictum: "La colère des imbéciles remplit le monde."

Full Review… | December 27, 2010

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