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 Post subject: First They Killed My Father
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:36 pm 
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First they Killed My Father is a Surprising, Devastating Triumph

Film on Netflix. Good one for the Commie lovers among us to ponder deeply. Good "retraining" material for the Antifa fans.

Depicts the experiences of one little girl and her family as it is swept up in the Cambodian genocide which resulted from the Khmer Rouge rise to power.

Artistic, powerful, subtle, heart-wrenching.

Anyone who can watch this and think "communism" is ever worth arguing for should consider emigrating to North Korea.

From the Atlantic article linked above there
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There’s only one scene in First They Killed My Father that isn’t told through the eyes of Loung Ung (Sareum Srey Moch), the young daughter of a high-ranking Cambodian government official who was swept up in the terror of the Khmer Rouge’s campaign of genocide in 1975. It’s the opening montage, one cutting between footage of Richard Nixon insisting on American neutrality in the country and newsreels of the violence and bombing that spilled over into Cambodia’s borders during the Vietnam War. “This is not an invasion of Cambodia,” Nixon intones over images of burning jungles and burnt bodies on the streets of Phnom Penh, as the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil” roars on the soundtrack.

Perhaps it’s a little on the nose, but it’s also the one freewheeling, stylish flourish director Angelina Jolie allows in her sober new film, an adaptation of Ung’s 2000 memoir of her childhood during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia in the late 1970s that resulted in the deaths of close to 2 million people (a conservative estimate). First They Killed My Father, subtitled A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, is a Khmer-language film focused on the atrocities Ung personally witnessed as she was torn from her childhood in Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Civil War, and its villains are mostly the unnamed soldiers and revolutionaries that torment her family. But before she delves into this individual story, Jolie takes great strain to make clear how this chaos was sewn, and that responsibility for Cambodia’s descent into violence lies far beyond its borders.

To this day, very few films have been made about the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, a legacy the country is still only beginning to come to grips with. The most memorable is certainly Roland Joffé’s Oscar-winning 1984 epic The Killing Fields, but that was a film centered on the American journalist Sydney Schanberg (played by Sam Waterston) and his reporting. Jolie could be accused of bringing a similar Western perspective, though she is the adoptive mother of a Cambodian son and has done extensive charity work in the country. But the triumph of First They Killed My Father is that she avoids any white-savior pitfalls, presenting Ung’s story clearly and candidly, and wisely keeping her camera trained on Srey Moch, an astonishing young first-time actor who proves a perfect conduit for the story Jolie wants to tell.


It is interesting though that the author of that Atlantic article had to include a small apologism for "communism" . . .
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Ung is one of seven children living in relative comfort in Phnom Penh; her father (played with extraordinary grace by Phoeung Kompheak) is a government official, and when the Khmer Rouge rebels sweep into the capital, he knows he’ll be marked as a target and spirits his family into the countryside. Jolie, who co-wrote the film with Ung, does not try to over-explain every political detail of the civil war or Pol Pot’s resulting regime (a purportedly Communist government that immediately descended into dictatorial terror). First They Killed My Father is told from a child’s-eye view, with the camera frequently focusing on Ung’s open, sweet face and then cutting to whatever nightmare she’s seeing.


Fucking retard Bohemians. When and where has there EVER been a national "Communist" regime that did NOT immediately descend into dictatorial terror!? Never would be the answer to that.

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Whatever may be thought of Angelina Jolie and the controversial way she auditioned young people for this particular film – a Netflix production which airs later this month – she has created an accomplished piece of work which is possessed of a genuine artistry. It is something to compare to the films of Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung, especially the dreamily sensual epiphanies of The Scent Of Green Papaya (1993) and At The Height Of Summer (2000).
Should be seen by all especially lefties.

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Fucking retard Bohemians. When and where has there EVER been a national "Communist" regime that did NOT immediately descend into dictatorial terror!? Never would be the answer to that.

I do not find the Czech retarded, they have very sound view about communism. Have you ever been there?

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Imagine the fury when someone goes around the campus saying "Nazism was never properly implemented, without Hitler we can truly build a *real* Third Reich".

But when you make similar remarks about communism, that's fine and you get the center page on magazines. Every true journalist knows that communism is the shit.

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nero wrote:
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Fucking retard Bohemians. When and where has there EVER been a national "Communist" regime that did NOT immediately descend into dictatorial terror!? Never would be the answer to that.

I do not find the Czech retarded, they have very sound view about communism. Have you ever been there?

Do prdele! :twisted:


bohemian definition

Perhaps it is a challenge for you, but we Yanks are pretty facile with the concept that the same word can have two almost completely separate meanings. Observe meaning number 2, Trolluberry Finn
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Bo·he·mi·an
bōˈhēmēən/Submit
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
2.
a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer.
"the young bohemians with their art galleries and sushi bars"
synonyms: nonconformist, free spirit, dropout; More
adjective

1.
relating to Bohemia or its people.
2.
having informal and unconventional social habits.
"the bohemian writer's drafty-garret existence"
synonyms: unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, irregular, offbeat, alternative; More

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I just figured Nero was being a smartass regarding the Bohemian thing.

But I shouldn't take his knowledge of the English language for granted, being a second language.

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nero wrote:
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I do not find the Czech retarded, they have very sound view about communism. Have you ever been there?

Do prdele! :twisted:


bohemian definition

Perhaps it is a challenge for you, but we Yanks are pretty facile with the concept that the same word can have two almost completely separate meanings. Observe meaning number 2, Trolluberry Finn
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Bo·he·mi·an
bōˈhēmēən/Submit
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
2.
a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer.
"the young bohemians with their art galleries and sushi bars"
synonyms: nonconformist, free spirit, dropout; More
adjective

1.
relating to Bohemia or its people.
2.
having informal and unconventional social habits.
"the bohemian writer's drafty-garret existence"
synonyms: unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, irregular, offbeat, alternative; More

So I can assume you have not ever visited Bohemia. I have. ;)

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nero wrote:
Anthropoid wrote:

bohemian definition

Perhaps it is a challenge for you, but we Yanks are pretty facile with the concept that the same word can have two almost completely separate meanings. Observe meaning number 2, Trolluberry Finn
Bo·he·mi·an
bōˈhēmēən/Submit
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
2.
a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer.
"the young bohemians with their art galleries and sushi bars"
synonyms: nonconformist, free spirit, dropout; More
adjective

1.
relating to Bohemia or its people.
2.
having informal and unconventional social habits.
"the bohemian writer's drafty-garret existence"
synonyms: unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, irregular, offbeat, alternative; More

So I can assume you have not ever visited Bohemia. I have. ;)

Kurva.


Impressive. I bet you haven't visited Soddy-Daisy or the Joyce Kilmer National Forest. I have. Smurfa Durfa.

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Soddy-Daisy, the Joyce Kilmer National Forest, and Bohemia ... heck I thought I was traveled. I ain't! :cry:

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So I can assume you have not ever visited Bohemia. I have. ;)




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