Defending Brother No.2

Jorien van Nes Long documentary - 2017 - 90 min.

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In 2011, lawyers Michiel Pestman and Victor Koppe travel to Cambodia to defend Nuon Chea. Chea, a.k.a. 'Brother no.2', was second-in-command to Pol Pot. He stands trial for crimes against humanity. For four years, the documentary follows Pestman and Koppe in their attempts to give this former ideologist of the Khmer Rouge a fair trial. The UN-supported tribunal is weighed down by unlawful government intervention and corruption. The trial should have been the two lawyers’ crowning achievement, but things turn out differently. 


Director(s) Jorien van Nes
Producer(s) Gideon Levy
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Netherlands, Cambodia