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Dith Pran, whose escape from the bloody Khmer Rouge was depicted in the movie "The Killing Fields," and Dr. Haing S. Ngor, the actor who won an Oscar portraying him, have met with Cambodian Premier Hun Sen. The official news agency SPK, in a report monitored Wednesday in Bangkok, quoted Hun Sen as calling the 1984 movie "one of the most important events which deals with the suffering of the Cambodian people in the genocidal Pol Pot regime." Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killed hundreds of thousands of Cambodians from 1975 to 1978, when Vietnam invaded the country and ousted the radical Communist group.

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