Enemies of the People
Enemies of the People (2010)

The Khmer Rouge ran what is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most brutal regimes. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. In ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE the men and women who perpetrated the massacres -… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Derek Adams
Time Out

This is patient, persistent, probing and fearless journalism of the highest order and it shocks to the core.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Sambath is a great reporter and a wise, sympathetic guide, and Enemies Of The People accomplishes the difficult task of getting mass murderers on the record.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Like Chillingworth's investigations of the minister Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter," Sambath's conversations with Brother Number 2 and other killers aren't just reporter's interviews. They're attempts to cleanse and purge the heart.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

How the genial Sambath remains so circumspect throughout his taut sessions with Chea is remarkable, as is so much of this must-see exposé.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Restraint is precisely what makes this quietly harrowing documentary, composed mostly of interviews with former Khmer Rouge henchmen, so uncommonly devastating.

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Martin Dunphy
Georgia Straight

Absorbing and historic.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Extraordinary on several fronts.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

An extraordinary historical testimonial.

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Philip French

A fascinating documentary that illustrates Georges Bernanos's famous dictum: "La colère des imbéciles remplit le monde."

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