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Diên Biên Phú (1992)

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
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L'homme de l'AFP / AFP employee
Ludmila Mikaël ...
Béatrice Vergnes
François Négret ...
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Maxime Leroux ...
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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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Die Schlacht von Dien Bien Phu  »

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Interesting attempt
19 October 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The French have done few films about their own Vietnam war. Schoendorffer has done two of them, the 317th Platoon and Dien Bien Phu, the latter about the 1954 battle where the French army was defeated and lost the war. This movie was a sort of answer to Oliver Stone's Platoon and its hand-held cinematography and "realistic" shooting et setting strongly evokes the recent US war movies. However it goes little beyond that (war is dirty, people did their best etc.). It may serves as a useful reminder of this war (it is quite forgotten, even in France) and as a touching tribute to the people who fought this doomed and dubious battle. It's more an interesting attempt than a real success as a movie.


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