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First They Killed My Father ()


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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 27 nominations.
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Cast

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Loung Ung
Phoeung Kompheak ...
Pa Ung
Sveng Socheata ...
Ma Ung
Mun Kimhak ...
Kim
Heng Dara ...
Meng
Khoun Sothea ...
Khouy
Sarun Nika ...
Geak
Run Malyna ...
Chaou
Oun Srey Neang ...
Keav
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Horm Chhora
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Self (archiveFootage)
Mony Ros ...
(as Ros Mony)
Tharoth Sam ...
Khmer Rouge Leader
Nout Sophal ...
(as Nuth Sophal)

Directed by

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Angelina Jolie

Written by

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Loung Ung ... (screenplay by) &
Angelina Jolie ... (screenplay by)
 
Loung Ung ... (based on the book "First They Killed My Father" by)

Produced by

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Sarah Bowen ... executive producer
Brian Clopp ... co-producer
Pauline Fischer ... executive producer
Angelina Jolie ... producer
Maddox Jolie-Pitt ... executive producer
Rithy Panh ... producer
Rithea Phichith ... associate producer
Ted Sarandos ... producer
Charles J.D. Schlissel ... executive producer (as Charles Schlissel)
Adam Somner ... executive producer
Loung Ung ... executive producer
Michael Vieira ... producer
William W. Wilson III ... line producer

Music by

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Marco Beltrami

Cinematography by

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Anthony Dod Mantle

Film Editing by

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Xavier Box
Patricia Rommel

Editorial Department

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Andrew Bird ... additional editor
Sandra Böhme ... second assistant editor: Berlin
Maria Chamberlain ... digital intermediate assistant colourist
Tom Corbett ... digital film bureau
Georgina Cranmer ... digital intermediate assistant
Charlotte Dean ... post-production coordinator
Branden DeLangis ... assistant editor: trailer
Leeza Diott ... dailies manager
Jason Dougherty ... dailies engineer
John Dwelly ... first assistant editor
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
Gianluca Ferrari ... digital film bureau
Adam Glasman ... digital colourist
Neil Harrison ... senior digital intermediate administrator
Jacob Hirsch ... post-production assistant
Lawrence Hook ... digital intermediate assistant
Ken Lebre ... senior dailies producer
Patrick Malone ... digital intermediate head of department
Miguel E. Rebagliato ... second assistant editor: UK
Stephen Regnier ... location systems engineer: EC3 Dailies
Finlay Reid ... digital film bureau
Shaun Richards ... digital intermediate producer
Geoffrey Rude ... second assistant editor: Berlin
Fiorella Santaniello ... editorial trainee
Tom Scott ... assistant editor: Trailer
Daniel Tomlinson ... digital on-line editor
Laurent Treherne ... digital film technical supervisor
Jeremy Weinstein ... visual effects editor

Casting By

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Pauline Chan
Sreyra In

Production Design by

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Tom Brown

Art Direction by

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Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat
Eric Luling ... standby art director
Tom Reta ... supervising art director
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. ... (second unit)

Set Decoration by

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Kelly Berry
Judy Farr

Costume Design by

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Ellen Mirojnick

Makeup Department

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Brynn Berg ... key hair stylist
Budd Bird ... second unit key hair stylist
Ken Diaz ... makeup department head
Adruitha Lee ... department head hair stylist
Heather Mages ... key makeup artist
Lesa Nielsen ... key makeup artist
Dou Pothmolita ... makeup artist
Thomas Terhaar ... hairstylist: second unit

Production Management

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Tania Blunden ... post-production supervisor: UK
Erin Charles ... Co-Production Supervisor: 2nd Unit
Ravi Dube ... unit manager
Julie Hartley ... production manager
Michael Morgan ... post production executive
Lisa Rodgers ... post producer
Steven P. Saeta ... production manager
Jonathan Zurer ... production supervisor: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Oscar Crane ... third assistant director
William Dodds ... first assistant director: second unit
Matt Haggerty ... second assistant director: Battambang Unit
Caroline Kaempfer ... third assistant director
Tom Mulberge ... second assistant director: 2nd unit
Josh Muzaffer ... second second assistant director
Jason Roberts ... second assistant director
Adam Somner ... first assistant director
Justin Van Der Merwe ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Misli Akdag ... Assistant set decorator
Corentin Fagnot ... props: 2nd unit
Pierre Farinole ... stand-by props
Hugh Fottrell ... stand by props second unit
Alex Hillkurtz ... storyboard artist
Hans Laliberté ... leadman
Eric Luling ... standby art director
Colin Mutch ... property master
Camise Oldfield ... graphic artist
Sébastien Thivierge ... leadman
Bobby Thomas ... first unit armourer

Sound Department

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Shalini Agarwal ... production sound mixer: second unit
Ben Barker ... supervising sound editor/designer
Lilly Blazewicz ... foley editor
Paula Boram ... foley artist
Kim Bradfield ... mix runner
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Rob Chen ... adr supervisor (as Robert Chen)
Zoe Freed ... assistant foley artist
Danny Freemantle ... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Nick Freemantle ... assistant sound editor / foley editor (as Nicholas Freemantle)
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Eilam Hoffman ... sound effects editor
Mitch Low ... production sound mixer
Stephane Malenfant ... boom operator
Robert Malone ... sound design editor
Rolf Martens ... mix technician
Brendan Nicholson ... re-recording mixer
Jens Rosenlund Petersen ... adr editor
Richard Pryke ... re-recording mixer
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... assistant foley mixer
John Skehill ... mix technician
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Sven Taits ... dialogue supervisor / dialogue/music mixer
James Wichall ... dialogue editor
Michael Clayton ... mix technician (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chris Bailey ... special effects supervisor
Josh Bailey ... special effects technician
Tom Ceglia ... special effects foreman
Scott Dwyer ... special effects foreman
Alex Hill ... pyrotechnician
Ricky Pratt ... special effects technician
Mario Uy ... armourer
Lutz Zeidler ... key armourer

Visual Effects by

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Briohny Aldersea ... vfx producer: Iloura
Stephen Allison ... lead render wrangler: Iloura
Nicole Ashford ... matchmove artist: Iloura
Josh Azzopardi ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Heath Baker ... compositor: Iloura
Scott Balkcom ... digital compositor
Danny Banda ... matchmove artist: Iloura
Katie Barker ... visual effects coordinator
Guy Barnes ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Caleb Bell ... rigger: Iloura
David Bemi ... lead fx artist: Iloura
Dan Bethell ... vfx supervisor: Iloura
Chris Bone ... lead developer: Iloura
Ryan Brassington ... visual effects editor: Iloura
Hayes Brien ... compositor: Iloura
Robin T. Brown ... compositor: Iloura
Chris Charlton ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Anwei Chen ... visual effects coordinator: Lola VFX
Anthony Church ... matchmove and fx artist: Iloura
Alex Coble ... compositor: Iloura
Antonio Covelo Peleteiro ... fx artist: Iloura
Debbie Cramb ... recruitment/ artist manager: Iloura
Dustin Cumming ... compositing supervisor: Iloura
Allan Dalton ... systems administrator: Iloura
Max Decroix ... surfacer: Iloura
Aleksa Dodic ... fx artist: Iloura
Archie Dowell ... compositor: Iloura
Colin Duffy ... visual effects production assistant: ILM
Brad Dunn ... lead clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Edwin Erdmanis ... lead pipeline td: Iloura
Jason Evanko ... visual effects: colourist
Tom Fisher ... io operator: Iloura
Daniel Flood ... pipeline td: Iloura
Edward Fokkema ... matchmove artist: Iloura
Andrew Galka ... systems engineer: Iloura
Martin Garcia ... matchmove artist: Iloura
Bill George ... visual effects consultant: ILM
Will Hackett ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Nils Hansson ... compositor: Iloura
Simon Herden ... compositor: Iloura
Timothy P. Jones ... digital film bureau
Josh Kelly ... io operator: Iloura
Simran Khalsa ... digital production manager: Iloura
Markus Kircher ... compositor: Iloura
Vikas Kurup ... matchmove artist: Iloura
Zoe Lamaera ... compositor: Iloura
Sun Lee ... matte painter: Lola VFX
Brice Lehmann ... fx artist: Iloura
Chris Lewry ... fx artist: Iloura
Sam Loxton ... fx artist: Iloura
Tim Mackintosh ... lead creature td: Iloura
Jeannette Maher-Manifold ... general manager: Iloura
Damien Mahoney ... lighting technical director: Iloura
Lee Mar ... photogrammetry supervisor: LolaVFX / tracking supervisor: LolaVFX
James McCarthy ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Daniel McDonald ... surfacer: Iloura
Mare McIntosh ... visual effects producer: Lola VFX
Finley McNeilage ... compositor: Iloura
Danny McNeill ... lighting artist
Lindsey Morrow ... vfx editor
Gerhard Mozsi ... concept artist: Iloura
Alex Murtaza ... senior cg generalist
David Myles ... digital compositor
Payankulath Nandakumar ... compositor: Iloura / digital compositor
Rachel Neville ... recruitment/ artist coordinator: Iloura
Thomas Nittmann ... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Greg O'Connor ... asset supervisor: Iloura
David Orman ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura (as Dave Orman)
Daniel Pacey ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Dylan Penhale ... head of it: Iloura
Jeff Penick ... compositor
Sébastien Petit ... digital compositor (as Sebastien Petit)
John Polyson ... visual effects editor: Lola VFX
Nitin Rathod ... clean up/roto artist: Iloura
Gabriel Reichle ... compositing supervisor: Iloura
Travis Reinke ... 3D actor scanning
Thorsten Rolle ... matte painter: Iloura
Simon Rosenthal ... head of vfx: Iloura
Poya Shohani ... visual effects
Rachael Tannous ... vfx production coordinator: Iloura
Marios Theodosi ... flame artist
Jensen Toms ... lead lighter: Iloura
Rick van de Schootbrugge ... compositor: Iloura
Cary Welton ... flame artist
Vaughn White ... lead matchmove artist: Iloura
James Whitlam ... senior visual effects producer: Iloura
Edson Williams ... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Joe Tsung-Yu Wu ... modeling and texture artist: Iloura
Chris Young ... senior fx td: Iloura
Sarah Marikar ... compositor: Lola VFX (uncredited)

Stunts

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James Bomalick ... head stunt rigger
Bobby Holland Hanton ... stunts
Dave Judge ... stunts
Lee Morrison ... stunt coordinator
Diz Sharpe ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Danny Barfield ... key grip: First unit
Telfer Barnes ... first assistant camera
Roger Eaton ... cinematographer: behind the scene
Tom Fitzgerald ... b camera first assistant camera
Bart Flaherty ... key grip: 2nd unit
Sean Flaherty ... dolly grip
James J. Gilson ... gaffer
Pax Jolie-Pitt ... still photographer
Viktor Lonek ... VideoAssist Operator: 2nd Unit
Marc-Jason Maier ... digital imaging technician: second unit
Liam Morgan ... camera operator
Jon D. Morrison ... best boy electric
Zach Mulvihill ... lighting technician
Thomas Neivelt ... gaffer
Roland Neveu ... special stills: photographer
Luis Olivares ... video assist operator
Andrii Palekha ... drone pilot
Ethan Phillips ... digital imaging technician
Pruek Phromsuwan ... second assistant camera
Brian Powers ... second unit best boy grip
Alastair Rae ... camera operator
Sarawut Saodee ... electrician: Thailand crew
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... gaffer
Chris Summers ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Jon Thurner ... dolly grip: second unit
Bela Trutz ... camera/steadicam operator / steadicam operator
Nathan Wiley ... BTS Cinematographer
Alexander Witt ... director of photography: second unit
Bruno Witt ... Second assistant camera: "A" camera second unit
Satoshi Yamazaki ... bestboy grip
Amy Yeats ... second assistant camera
Jozo Zovko ... b cam second ac

Animation Department

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Benjamin Pettit ... animator: Iloura
Tim Strain ... animator: Iloura

Casting Department

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Sam Ath Cheng ... extras casting assistant
Marcel Smit ... Extras coordinator 2nd unit
J.P. van der Merwe ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carrie Arakaki ... costume supervisor
Tom Caddy ... key art finisher
Jackie Cheng ... key costumer
Sean Haley ... key costumer
Kari King ... costumer: Cambodia
Ong Mark ... set costumer
Nathanael Martin ... key costumer
Helen Monaghan ... costumer liaison
Urmila Motwani ... key costumer (as Urmilla Lal Motwani) / key costumer
Anna Munro ... assistant costume designer
Lauren Widdicombe ... principle truck supervisor
Tanya Woelfle ... key costumer

Music Department

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Craig Beckett ... score recordist
Elaine Beckett ... score coordinator
Tom Brown ... music preparation
Denise Carver ... Music Research
Robin Foster ... composer: additional music
Rossano Galante ... orchestrator
Christopher Gordon ... conductor
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation / orchestrator
Alex Henery ... musician contractor
Kenneth Karman ... supervising music editor
Tyson Lozensky ... score mixer
Rose Mackenzie-Peterson ... studio assistant
Evan McHugh ... score engineer
Denise Okimoto ... music editor
Brandon Roberts ... composer: additional music
Buck Sanders ... score producer
Adamo Di Giorgio ... scoring assistant (uncredited)
David James Rosen ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Pamela Willis ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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D. Scott Guthrie ... transportation supervisor
Michail Purenok ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Rick Baer ... location accountant
Lark Bernini ... Production/Shipping Coordinator
Francesca Budd ... production coordinator: Battambang
Jami Chan ... production supervisor
Deborah J. Chesebro ... accountant
Tommaso Colognese ... assistant to Ms. Jolie
Simone Dyer ... Insurance Broker
Ross Foster ... production staff: Security Angelina Jolie
Otniel Gonzalez ... armorer: second unit
Peter Grainger ... edit support
Laurel Hasbargen ... assistant production office coordinator / senior assistant production coordinator
Sean Hill ... BTS Producer
Mark 'Skip' Keller ... assistant accountant
Richard Klein ... international political advisor: McLarty Media
Uwe Lehmann ... armourer
Maeve Mannion ... lead production accountant
Jeffrey J. Marks ... main title producer
Roland Neveu ... stills photography
Kimmak Pha ... assistant director
Charlotte Piddington ... BTS Producer
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Richard Rogan ... travel coordinator
Rip Russell ... payroll accountant: USA
Tony Samuels ... BTS Producer
Morgan Schlosser ... payroll accountant
Sky Stone ... title coordinator
Charlotte Townsend ... production assistant: pre-production
Nathan Wiley ... BTS Producer
Kathrine Fail ... travel coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the 1970's, a middle-class Cambodian girl sees her family's lives turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive work camp. When her father, a former officer, is killed, the family splits to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (United States)
  • D'abord, ils ont tué mon père (France)
  • Der weite Weg der Hoffnung (Germany)
  • Se lo llevaron: Recuerdos de una niña de Camboya (Spain)
  • Per primo hanno ucciso mio padre (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 136 min
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Budget $24,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Producer Rithy Panh is himself a survivor of the Cambodian genocide. His acclaimed documentaries Cambodia, entre guerre et paix (1991), Bophana: A Cambodian Tragedy (1996), The Land of the Wandering Souls (2000), S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell (2011) and The Missing Picture (2013) are about the victims, the perpetrators and his own experiences. See more »
Goofs From 1975 to 1979, people had only skin cover their bone due to heavily overwork and starvation. Most of the scenes from movie show people still healthy with no lack of food or nutrient. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Alfred Santos See more »
Quotes Propoganda Announcer: It's better to make a mistake and kill an innocent person than to leave an enemy alive.
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