S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine Image

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Summary: In 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge waged a campaign of genocide on Cambodia?s population. 1.7 million Cambodians lost their lives to famine and murder as the urban population was forced into the countryside to fulfill the Khmer Rouges' dream of an agrarian utopia. In S21, Panh brings two survivors back to the notorious Tuol Sleng prison (code-named "S21"), now a genocide museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides. (First Run Features)

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Runtime: 101 min
Production: Arte France Cinéma
Genres: History, War, Documentary
Countries: France, Cambodia
Languages: Vietnamese, Khmer
Home Release Date: May 24, 2005
Director Credit
Rithy Panh Director
Writer Credit
Rithy Panh Writer
Cast Credit
Chum Mey Himself - Survivor
Houy Him Himself - Security Deputy
Khieu 'Poev' Ches Himself - Guard
Mak Thim Himself - s21 Doctor
Nhieb Ho Himself - Guard
Nhiem Ein Himself - Photographer
Peng Kry Himself - Driver
Prakk Kahn Himself - The Torturer
Som Meth Himself - Guard
Sours Thi Himself - Head Of Registers
Ta Him Himself - Him Houy's Father
Tcheam Seur Himself - Guard
Top Pheap Himself - Interrogator & Typist
Vann Nath Himself - Survivor
Yeay Cheu Herself - Him Houy's Mother
Producer Credit
Aline Sasson Executive Producer
Cati Couteau Producer
Dana Hastier Producer
Liane Willemont Executive Producer
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