Devet Kruhu Pekla (1989)

Genres - Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Countries - Cambodia, Czechoslovakia  |  
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The Czech-Cambodian Devet Kruhu Pekla (Nine Circles of Hell) is a poignant love story set amidst the hell of the Pol Pot regime. As the Khmer Rouge carves a path of death throughout the land, a Czech doctor Milan Knazko falls in love with a Cambodian woman Oum Savanny. Their relationship, though sorely strained by the war's horrors, produces a child. The doctor is separated from his family once Pol Pot assumes control. Devet Kruhu Pekla was financed in part by the Ministry of Culture of the Kampuchean People's Republic.

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war, atrocity, love, oppression, war-atrocities