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Diên Biên Phú (1992)

 -  Drama | War  -  4 March 1992 (France)
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and ... See full summary »

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Howard Simpson
Patrick Catalifo ...
Captain Jégu de Kerveguen
Jean-François Balmer ...
L'homme de l'AFP / AFP employee
Ludmila Mikaël ...
Béatrice Vergnes
François Négret ...
Corporal
Maxime Leroux ...
Le lieutenant d'artillerie / Artillery Lieutenant
Raoul Billerey ...
Padré / Priest
Thé Anh ...
Ong Cop, M. Tigre
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Captain Morvan
Patrick Chauvel ...
Lieutenant Duroc, DC3 Pilot
Eric Do ...
Lieutenant Ki
Ha Thu ...
Cuc, la femme de Thadé
Igor Hossein ...
Le photographe
Luc Lavandier ...
Sergent des Thais / Thai Sergeant
Joseph Momo ...
Koulibali
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and surrender of the French forces and France's eventual withdrawal from Vietnam. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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bad, very bad
7 May 2004 | by (The outskirts of Paris) – See all my reviews

first of all, NONE of the "actors" can act ... then if you don't know the story of Dien Bien phu, you will be bored to death (and if you know the story there is a high probability of death by boredom as well) And let's not even talk about the un-useful boring blahblah.

I gite 3/10 to this very boring movie ... I think a US guy would have be able to put some real action in this movie (well unfortunately, there would have maybe over the top stuff, but at least it would have been watchable, what this movie is not ...

It hurts because Dien Bien Phu got the matter for a very war good movie. After all, it's it :

"1954 French stronghold at Dien Bien Phu (DYEN byen FOO) falls.

Dien Bien Phu. "The newly appointed commander of French forces in Vietnam, General Henri Navarre, decided soon after his arrival in Vietnam that it was essential to halt a Viet Minh offensive underway in neighboring Laos. To do so, Navarre believed it was necessary for the French to capture and hold the town of Dien Bien Phu, sixteen kilometers from the Laotian border."

"Viet Minh strategists, led by Giap, concluded that a successful attack on a French fortified camp, timed to coincide with the peace talks, would give Hanoi the necessary leverage for a successful conclusion of the negotiations.

Accordingly, the siege of Dien Bien Phu began on March 13, by which time the Viet Minh had concentrated nearly 50,000 regular troops, 55,000 support troops, and almost 100,000 transport workers in the area. Chinese aid...reached 1,500 tons per month by early 1954.

The French garrison of 15,000, which depended on supply by air, was cut off by March 27, when the Viet Minh artillery succeeded in making the airfield unusable. An elaborate system of tunnels dug in the mountainsides enabled the Viet Minh to protect its artillery pieces by continually moving them to prevent discovery. Several hundred kilometers of trenches permitted the attackers to move progressively closer to the French encampment.

In the final battle, human wave assaults were used to take the perimeter defenses, which yielded defensive guns that were then turned on the main encampment. The French garrison surrendered on May 7, ending the siege that had cost the lives of about 25,000 Vietnamese and more than 1,500 French troops." (Country Study, Vietnam, pp. 57, 58.)"


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