Netflix has released a new trailer and poster for the dramatic film First They Killed My Father, based on Loung Ung’s memoir. Angelina Jolie directed and produced the Netflix film, with The Missing Picture‘s director Rithy Panh producing. Author Loung Ung, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Adam Somner (Bridge of Spies), Michael Vieira (By the Sea), and Charles Schissel (The Prestige) served as executive producers.
Netflix has set a Friday, September 15, 2017 theatrical release and debut on Netflix.
Angelina Jolie’s directing credits include 2015’s By the Sea with Brad Pitt, Unbroken starring Jack O’Connell, In the Land of Blood and Honey with Zana Marjanovic, and the 2007 documentary, A Place in Time. Jolie will next be seen in front of the camera in Maleficent 2 which has been announced but has not yet begun filming.
The Plot: 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.