Deacon of Death

Deacon of Death is a 2004 Dutch documentary film by film director Jan van den Berg and Willem van de Put and was produced by DRS Films[1]. The film introduces Sok Chea, a victim of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 70s, as she confronts Karoby, the man she remembers killing her family and others in their village when she was a child. Karoby has never been brought to trial and still lives in the village where the atrocities took place[2].

Deacon of Death
Directed byJan van den Berg and Willem van de Put
DRS Films
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
65 minutes

In 2004, the film had a fairly successful theatrical release and won the Golden Calf for best long documentary[3].


  1. "Deacon of Death - Looking for Justice in Today's Cambodia ⋆ Nederlands Film Festival". Nederlands Film Festival. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  2. Ockhuysen, Ronald (2005-03-10). "Met het karma van de beul is niets mis". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  3. Deacon of Death - IMDb, retrieved 2019-11-13
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