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A very honest look at S21 (Toul Sleng), Amazing interviews.,
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This review is from: S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The best part of this DVD is the fact that 2 of the 7 survivors are in the video. And most notably Nath's cross examinations of the former guards, executioners etc are truly amazing. Even to the point of confronting them about rapes, murders as well as their sheer sadistic behaviour, which he endured and witnessed, and how can they blame this purely on following orders.
This is not just an account of the S21 Killing factory; there is a very personal side to this documentary; with some very personal accounts of what went on. It's audio is in Khmer with English subs, which I prefer rather than having a translator; it's good for showing Khmer friends...
At times this is not easy viewing due to the nature of the documentary, there are images of brutal torture, and they openly discuss murder and rape, and show little remorse!
This film goes hand in hand with the film The Killing Fields (Special Edition) [DVD] , which for once hasn't been too Hollywoodised to make for so called better viewing, it gives a very accurate account of the Khmer Rouge period.
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Initial post: 28 Jul 2010 12:26:36 BDT
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