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Movie Reviews — Stories in clay: "The Missing Picture"

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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 10:36 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

The Missing Picture, documentary, not rated, in French with subtitles, Center for Contemporary Arts, 3.5 chiles

Monsters don’t always look like monsters. If you believed Khmer Rouge propaganda films from the 1970s, Pol Pot, the group’s infamous leader, wasn’t a villain. The reels always depict him as smiling, cheerful, applauding, and waving. We all know the truth, though: in 1975, the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and set about fulfilling their dream of creating a “pure” classless Communist society of peasant revolutionaries.

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