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Enemies of the People (5 stars)

Horrifying but redemptive documentary of the Khymer Rouge’s 1970s genocide in Cambodia

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Enemies of the People

(15) 93min

Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin’s horrifying but remarkably redemptive documentary revisits the architects of the Khymer Rouge’s 1970s genocide of the Cambodian people and somehow gets them to open up about the bloodbath and madness of those years. Powerful, important and totally unforgettable.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Tue 18 & Wed 19 Jan.

Enemies of the People

  • 5 stars
  • 2009
  • UK/Cambodia
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thet Sambath, Rob Lemkin
  • Written by: Thet Sambath, Rob Lemkin

Sambath and Lemkin's horrifying but remarkably redemptive documentary revisits the architects of the Khmer Rouge's 1970s genocide of the Cambodian people and somehow gets them to open up about the bloodbath and madness of those years. Powerful, important and totally unforgettable.

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