Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »
Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner ... See full summary »
A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates ... See full summary »
In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a ... See full summary »
After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film ... See full summary »
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The particular interest of director Louis Malle in Asian immigrants in Texas, USA was prompted by news items he began to see about five years prior to this movie debuting in cinemas. It was an April 1980 article in The New York Times Magazine that inspired Malle to actively pursue the story. Written by Texas based writer Ross Milloy, who would later become executive producer of Alamo Bay (1985), the piece told the tale of two cultures at war. In the spring of 1981, Malle got in touch with Ross Milloy, and arranged to meet him in Galveston in Texas. The pair traveled by car to town after town, interviewing local fishermen and public officials about the tension between the Vietnamese and the Texans along the Gulf Coast. They found anger, confusion, and frustration on all sides. Malle said: "The Texas fishermen were not necessarily anti-Vietnamese. They just couldn't understand why all the refugees had been allowed to settle in their midst. They felt betrayed by their own government". See more »
Notice the stereotypes this movie presents: Vietnamese as courteous, hardworking, church going honorable people. Vietnamese war vets: racist, womanizing drunks. This is one of many films that utterly demonizes Vietnam vets. Madigans character so admires the Vietnamese leader that she declares: "You have to be the last cowboy in Texas".
If you watch most Vietnam war flicks vets are usually (take your pick or all of the below) criminals, drug users or dealers, perverts, rapists, psychologically unbalance, racists. Yet statistics show that VV's are no more prone to this than the rest of the general population. Do not watch this crap.
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