The Netflix original film First They Killed My Father will launch on Friday, September 15 in theaters and globally on Netflix. Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old. The film depicts the indomitable spirit and devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years.
This isn’t Jolie’s first go in the director’s chair as she’s directed previous films such as, By The Sea, Unbroken, In the Land of Blood and Honey and the documentary A Place in Time. Jolie has also played a producer role in other films such as Maleficent, Lovesick, Trudell, and The Breadwinner.
First They Killed My Father is a Netflix original film produced by Angelina Jolie and acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, director of the Oscar-nominated The Missing Picture. Loung Ung, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Adam Somner (Bridge of Spies), Michael Vieira (By the Sea) and Charles Schissel (The Prestige) are executive producers, and Academy Award winner Anthony Dod Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire) serves as director of photography.
The film certainly looks intriguing and we’ll probably be checking it out ourselves. What about you? Will you be seeing this Netflix Original? Let us know your thoughts on the film in the comments below. Or you can comment on our social media pages at Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.