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The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »

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Supak Pititam ...
Buddhist Monk
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Thuan K. Nguyen ...
Uncle Luc
Hiep Thi Le ...
Lan Nguyen Calderon ...
Ba
Thuan Le ...
Kim
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Sau
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Hai
Vinh Dang ...
Bon
Khiem Thai ...
Brother In Law
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Viet Cong Captain
Michelle Vynh Le ...
Viet Cong Cadre Woman
Tuan Tran ...
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The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo y la tierra  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,864,949 (USA)
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Trivia

Several dance moves that Le Ly uses in the first part of the film are replicated by Roxane in Oliver Stone's later film Alexander (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Steve picks up Le Ly and her kids when the south is being overrun, he flies in on an Army helicopter, despite the fact that him and his friends are all in the Marines. See more »

Quotes

Le Ly: I am insulted at the insolence of men. They don't respect women. I cannot believe such men have known a mother's love.
Buddhist Monk: If I show you a tiny baby killed by a bayonet and say it is his karma, we may cry for the baby, for the baby's karma and the bad karma of the soldier who killed it. But we must never use our emotion to deny the wheel of incarnation that caused the act. It is as natural as the movement of the sun and the moon.
Le Ly: Master, how can I tell him we must be friends and soul mates without ...
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Soundtracks

Sacred Ceremonies 2
Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism
Performed by Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala
Courtesy of Fortuna Records
By Arrangement with Celestial Harmonies
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The war from the Vietnamese perspective
10 June 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Heaven and Earth" follows the life of a Buddhist Vietnamese peasant girl through the protracted and convulsive American-Vietnam war, the aftermath and reconstruction. A solid three star flick, "H&E" is important inasmuch as it casts in concrete for posterity the Vietnamese perspective of the epic American fiasco in an entertaining movie format. As a stand-alone piece of work, "H&E" may grow somewhat tiresome after 2+ hours under the heavy-handed Stone auteuresmanship. Nonetheless, the film should have value for those who only know about the war from the typically biased American film point of view. (B)


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