Natvris khe (The Tree of Desire) (The Wishing Tree) (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Natvris khe (The Tree of Desire) (The Wishing Tree) (1978)

Natvris khe (The Tree of Desire) (The Wishing Tree)

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Of the many genocides that racked the world during the latter half of the 20th century, few carried the weight or wielded the horror of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia - wherein Communist dictator Pol Pot annihilated between 1.4 and 1.7 million countrymen, and subjected innumerable others to incarceration and torture. Beth Pielert's Out of the Poison Tree marks one of the very few documentaries to put a human face on these events by filtering the massacres through the prism of one family's experiences. At the center of Pielert's film stands Thida Buth Mam, a woman who can easily trace her father's disappearance to the hellish doings of the Khmer. As the documentary unfurls, she embarks on a long and frequently harrowing journey to attempt to understand exactly what happened to him. In the process, she comes face to face with victims, family members of victims and former torturers, living in a country still reluctant to discuss the horror that once permeated it.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Beth Pielert
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2008
Runtime:
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Khatharaya Um
as Narrator
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more of a followable and relatable story than The Plea. basically the story of a group of villagers living in pre-Revolution Georgia. beautiful cinematography again--the scene at the end with Marita being taken out of town on the mule is incredibly unsettling. I feel like the values and standards shown in this film have a ton of relevance in contemporary America, which gives an added element of poignancy to an already beautifully and skillfully written script. romance, comedy, tragedy...a little bit of everything in this slice-of-life peasant film.

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