Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

‘First They Killed My Father’ Review: Angelina Jolie’s Netflix Movie Focuses On Kids Affected By War

First They Killed My Father, directed by Angelina Jolie, is about how kids are affected by war.

First They Killed My Father, directed by Angelina Jolie, is about kids who are affected by war. The movie is subtitled with “A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” which instantly gives an idea about the film.

The movie, based on a memoir by Loung Ung, is set in Cambodia. Angelina has a deep personal connection with the Asian country. Maddox, her adopted son, is from Cambodia. Interestingly, the 16-year-old has been credited as the executive producer of the film that closely follows a child’s experience of the Cambodian genocide in the ’70s.

Loung is played by Sareum Srey Moch. The protagonist of the film is a young girl. Her father, who used to work for the previous government, fears that the present communist regime might react violently, if it comes to know that he worked for the U.S.-backed government. He pretends to be a manual laborer instead.

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‘First They Killed My Father’ Review: Angelina Jolie’s Netflix Movie Focuses On Kids Affected By War