Angelina Jolie has a knack for making stories about the personal side of warfare, and creating beautiful movies out of them. Now, in the spirit of In The Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken, Jolie has turned her directorial eye to the true life story of Loung Ung, a Cambodian woman who lived her childhood through the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Take a look at First They Killed My Father in the film’s first trailer above.
With both her knack for research and preparation, as well as her penchant for turning the harshness of war into truly cinematic images, Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father looks like it’s going to rival Beasts Of No Nation as Netflix’s most intense war film yet.
First They Killed My Father will premiere on Netflix on September 15th.