Trailer for First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie's New Netflix Drama, Debuts

The newly release trailer of Angelina Jolie's upcoming Netflix film First They Killed My Father has few words, but packs an emotional punch.

The biographical thriller — which is adapted from the 2000 nonfiction book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung, one of Jolie's closest friends — tells the true story of how Ung managed to survive a childhood under the brutal Pol Pot regime and how she finally escaped during the country's Khmer Rouge period. In between, she was forced to train as a child soldier and served for many years in a work camp after her family fled their upper-crust life to avoid potential execution.

The Jolie-directed film will be released on Netflix on September 15 and features only native Cambodian children, some of whom had zero acting experience. "The heart of it is Loung’s story — it's the story of a war through the eyes of a child, but it is also the story of a country," Jolie said earlier this year in the film's preview. "It's the first time there's something on this size about this war in this country ... I feel like nobody's here for themselves. And everybody who's here to do any job is here to put something forward and help their country speak."

Watch the trailer below.

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