We all know Angelina Jolie is a woman of many talents. She can act, write and direct. In 2014, she directed the feature film Unbroken, which received mostly positive reviews from critics.
And now she’s following that up with a drama/thriller titled First They Killed My Father. The movie chronicles the true story of Loung Ung, a Cambodian child forced to participate in the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. The brutal regime murdered one-quarter of the population after the United States withdrew from Vietnam.
Jolie adapted the script from Ung’s memoir, which shares its title with the film’s title. First They Killed My Father will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it will then be released on Netflix Sept. 15, 2017.
According to this report from Deadline, many Cambodians cried while watching the film:
“Many Cambodians cried when they watched the film. Cinematic fiction incorporates individual stories, and finds a particular resonance with each individual’s story. Looking through the eyes of others enables us to confront our own history, to recognize ourselves in that history, to regain our dignity, and to reconcile ourselves with irreparable loss.”
Watch the trailer below…