The Betrayal


1h 36m 2008

Brief Synopsis

During the Vietnam War, the United States government waged its own secret war in the neighboring country of Laos. When the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Laotians who fought alongside American forces were left behind to face imprisonment or execution. One family, the Phrasavaths, made the courageous de

Film Details

Also Known As
Betrayal, Nerakhoon, Nerakoon
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Political
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cinereach; Cinetic Media; POV; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Technicolor PostWorks New York
Distribution Company
Cinema Guild, Inc.; Cinema Guild, Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

During the Vietnam War, the United States government waged its own secret war in the neighboring country of Laos. When the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Laotians who fought alongside American forces were left behind to face imprisonment or execution. One family, the Phrasavaths, made the courageous decision to escape to America. Hoping to find safety, they discovered a different kind of war.

Crew

Kate Amend

Assistant Editor

Neda Armian

Coproducer

Peter Armstrong

Film Lab

Corey Bayes

Assistant Editor

Evan R Bell

Accountant

Rob Bell

Colorist

Chantal Bernheim

Script Supervisor

Stefan Brock

Consultant

Gary Brown

Project Manager

Ellen Bruno

Sound Recordist

Ellen Bruno

Assistant Editor

Gavin Bryars

Song

Rachel Chancey

Foley Artist

Rachel Chancey

Foley Editor

Rachel Chancey

Foley Recordist

George Chung

Consultant

Angelo Corrao

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Cotnoir

Production Manager

Tony Cucchiari

Camera

Ruth Cullen

Sound Recordist

Simon Dang

Consultant

Eva Maria Daniels

Visual Effects Producer

Marie Deleon

Production

Stuart Deutsch

Sound Recordist

Voradeth Ditthavong

Advisor

Jennifer Dunnington

Music Editor

Leighton Edmundson

Gaffer

Linzy Emery

Production

Flora Fernandez-marengo

Producer

Elizabeth Finlayson

Assistant Editor

Katie Flint

Assistant Editor

David Francis

Colorist

Alan Frey

Production Coordinator

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Andrew Geary

Film Lab

Rick Gioia

Camera Assistant

Mitzi Goldman

Assistant Editor

Rachel Goodlett Katz

Assistant Editor

Russell Greene

Assistant Editor

Paula Heredia

Assistant Editor

Sharon Hughes

Assistant Editor

Kay Hung

Production

Peter Hunt

Sound Recordist

Peter Hunt

Sound Recordist

Eric Hynes

Publicity

Nick Iannelli

Executive

Ahmad Ismail

Digital Effects

Michael Jackman

Production Consultant

Mike Jackman

Production Consultant

David James

Song Performer

Thomas Kafer

Production

Chiemi Karasawa

Coproducer

Judy Karp

Sound Recordist

Richard Kathlean

Production

Thomas Keefe

Production

Alison Kelly

Camera Assistant

W. Wilder Knight Ii

Legal Services

Wilder Knight

Coproducer

Ellen Kuras

Producer

Ellen Kuras

Cinematographer

Ellen Kuras

Sound Recordist

Ellen Kuras

Screenplay

Pamela A Kuras

Accountant

Deborah Lacoy

Production

Bary Landsman

Legal Services

Christine Lavaf

Production

Melody London

Assistant Editor

Kristin Lovejoy

Assistant Editor

Tif Luckenbill

Film Lab

Riva Marker

Post-Production Supervisor

Harriet Mckern

Assistant Editor

Dan Mclellan

Executive

Tony Meerakker

Executive

Cara Mertes

Executive Producer

Benny Mouthon

Consultant

Benny Mouthon

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Benny Mouthon

Sound Editor

Hieng Navongsa

Adr Voice Casting

James Nichols

Consultant

Susan Norget

Publicity

Brendan O'sullivan

Production

Ralph De Palma

Legal Services

Jaclyn Paris

Coordinator

Michael Pärt

Music Producer

Dave Paterson

Sound Editor

Mila Patriki

Colorist

Matt Paul

Colorist

Phone Phoumythone

Advisor

Thavisouk Phrasavath

Screenplay

Thavisouk Phrasavath

Video

Thavisouk Phrasavath

Editor

John Ramon

Camera

Gini Reticker

Coproducer

Jerry Risius

Camera Assistant

Russ Robertson

Executive

Jason Robinson

Production

Marc Rosen

Accountant

Etienne Sauret

Sound Recordist

Jonathan Schultz

Music

Jonathan Schultz

Music Editor

Sophie Shao

Music

Howard Shore

Music Producer

Howard Shore

Original Music

Howard Shore

Music Composer

Khampha Sidavong

Consultant

Enat Sidi

Assistant Editor

Sue Sinclair

Music

Scot Starbuck

Colorist

Robert Stein

Legal Services

Robert Stein Esq.

Legal Services

J.t. Takagi

Sound Recordist

Ashley Terrill

Production

Mark Thorp

Film And Electronic Laboratory

Emma Tillinger

Associate Producer

Daisy Wright

Assistant Editor

Justine Wright

Assistant Editor

Motassem Younes

On-Line Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Betrayal, Nerakhoon, Nerakoon
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Political
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cinereach; Cinetic Media; POV; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Technicolor PostWorks New York
Distribution Company
Cinema Guild, Inc.; Cinema Guild, Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2008

Released in United States January 16, 2009

Released in United States on Video Fall September 1, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States February 2008

Released in United States April 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2008

Released in United States January 16, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2008) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special) February 7-17, 2008.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 17-27, 2008.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-30, 2008.

Released in United States on Video Fall September 1, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2008) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2008 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special) February 7-17, 2008.)

Released in United States April 2008 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-30, 2008.)

Nominated for the 2008 Spirit Award for Best Documentary by Film Independent (FIND).