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First They Killed My Father trailer: Is Angelina Jolie a humanitarian or a filmmaker or both?

The first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s new film (as director), First They Killed My Father, has arrived. The film will be released on Netflix on September 15.

hollywood Updated: Aug 03, 2017 17:52 IST
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Actor and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Actor and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

The first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s new film (as director), First They Killed My Father, has arrived. The film will be released on Netflix on September 15.

According to the film’s official logline, it’s “an unflinching portrayal of the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror and genocide, from the view of a five-year-old ...”

Jolie has a special connection to Cambodia - it’s the country from where she adopted one of her children.

She was recently involved in a controversy surrounding how she cast the children in the movie. The bizarre process was detailed in a Vanity Fair profile on the star.

“In order to find their lead, the casting directors set up a game: they put money on the table and asked the child to think of something she needed the money for, and then to snatch it away. The director would pretend to catch the child, and the child would have to come up with a lie,” the article said.

Like her ex-husband Brad Pitt’s last film, War Machine, First They Killed My Father will be available on Netflix.

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