n Kenzaburo Oe’s provocative story The Catch, an African-American bomber pilot crashes in a remote Japanese village during World War II and becomes both a prisoner and an object of curiosity to the children who capture him. Set in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, this gripping film adaptation is a powerful antiwar statement and, in director Rithy Panh’s words, an allegory for “the Cambodian people reduced to slavery by the Khmer Rouge.
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