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Pol Pot's Birthday (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 15 January 2004 (USA)
The office staff of the most brutal dictator on earth attempts to throw their boss a surprise birthday party.


Talmage Cooley
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Credited cast:
Peter Leung Peter Leung ... The General
Ken Sih Ken Sih ... The Clerk
Lock Lee ... The Transcriber (as Luoc Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Livan Jerry Livan ... The Intern
Domnang Pin Domnang Pin ... The Cook
Murphy Tan Murphy Tan ... The Deputy
Lee Wong Lee Wong ... The Security Director
Keone Young ... Pol Pot


In 1985, Pol Pot is on a slow retreat; he's in Cambodia's Battembang Region. Four men hide in a darkened room. Pol Pot enters with his deputy, security chief, and a general. The four men in hiding, without conviction, say "Surprise." A banner says "Happy birthday." A cake and candles appear; the four sing "Happy Birthday" without spirit. The intern is given a piece of cake to taste for poison. Then, all are served a slice. A few presents appear: the deputy unwraps a neck support pillow, a book about management, and a decorative stand reading, "Don't ask me I just work here." The leader wants all to get back to work, but an aide brings one more gift: a puppy. A good gift? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short


Not Rated






Release Date:

15 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

День рождения Пол Пота See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office


$9,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fervent Pictures Corp. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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3 January 2005 | by Chris HorvatSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last month at the RESFEST film festival in Melbourne and cried with laughter. The whole audience was in hysterics throughout the length of the film and it was, without a doubt the cream of the crop for me during the festival.

It is now at the top of my list for funniest short film I have seen.

Great work guys.

The acting in it is flawless and the storyline is so original.

If anyone knows how I could get a copy of this on DVD or something would appreciate it.

If you get the chance to see it, do yourself a favour and watch it. You will love it!

5 out of 5 from me.

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