First They Killed My Father (film)

First They Killed My Father
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Produced by Angelina Jolie
Rithy Panh
Written by Angelina Jolie
Loung Ung
Based on First They Killed My Father
by Loung Ung
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
Distributed by Netflix
Country United States
Language English

First They Killed My Father is an upcoming American biographical historical thriller film directed by Angelina Jolie and written by Jolie and Loung Ung, based on Ung's memoir of same name. It will be released on Netflix.


On July 23, 2015, it was announced that Angelina Jolie would next direct a film adaptation of the memoir First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung for Netflix, which Jolie and Ung wrote the script.[1] Jolie would also produce the film along with Rithy Panh, while Jolie's son Maddox Jolie-Pitt would also be involved in the production.[1]


Principal photography on the film began in early February 2016 in Battambang, Cambodia.[2] Filming was previously scheduled to begin in early November 2015 in Siem Reap.[3] Filming will also be done in Phnom Penh.[4]


  1. 1 2 Patten, Dominic (July 23, 2015). "Angelina Jolie To Helm 'First They Killed My Father' As A Netflix Original Pic". Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. "Mixed Feelings as Jolie Starts Filming in B'bang". The Cambodia Daily. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  3. "EXCLUSIVE: First look at the set of Angelina Jolie's new film in the heart of the Cambodian jungle". November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  4. Lew, Josh (November 9, 2015). "Angelina Jolie to Start Filming in Cambodia's Biggest Tourist Attraction". Retrieved November 12, 2015.
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