Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
war, atrocity, love, oppression, war-atrocities