Angelina Jolie’s new movie looks like a tough watch. Not because it looks bad, mind you, but because the subject matter is so harrowing.
First They Killed My Father, which Jolie directed, is based on the memoir by Loung Ung about growing up in Cambodia during the Pol Pot regime.
And Jolie isn’t looking away from the horrors. The trailer shows a happy childhood interrupted by war and persecution. Luong Ung herself (played by Srey Moch in the film) is forced to become a child soldier.
It’s a story that’s not discussed much here in the U.S., but here’s hoping Jolie’s work (and famous name) can help draw some eyeballs to a dark chapter in the world’s history.
First They Killed My Father is in theaters September 14.
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