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Le facteur s'en va-t-en guerre (1966)

The unsuspecting Parisian postman Thibon accepts a transfer as army mailman in Indochina. In the hospital, after his mail van is blown up by a mine, he falls in love with his Indochinese nurse Vang.

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Thibon
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Cassagne
Helmuth Schneider ...
Maury (as Helmut Schneider)
Doudou Babet ...
Clémentine
Nop Nem ...
Camp commandant
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Claparède
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Jess Parker
Jacques Richard ...
Klein
Lucien Barjon ...
Verdier
Maria Minh ...
Vang
Chau Sonny
Chum-Ken
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Massenet
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Ritoni
Théodule ...
Le petit cochon
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The unsuspecting Parisian postman Thibon accepts a transfer as army mailman in Indochina. In the hospital, after his mail van is blown up by a mine, he falls in love with his Indochinese nurse Vang.

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Drama | War

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January 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Postman Goes to War  »

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Wait a minute mister postman
24 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

A very poor rating and I personally find little fault with the opinions expressed.

A mailman,sick and tired of his boring routine job in Paris meets one of his friends who suggest he become an army mailman in Indochina."I know,there's a war there,but for you mailman it will be safe".

A paradise on earth ,it is not ,except may be for getting Asian girls the macho soldiers treat as sex objects.

After Dien Bien Phu,French soldiers are ordered to withdraw;but our heroes are caught in a(historically accurate) ambush ,and ,prisoners of the Vietminh,taken to a re-education camp .Their wardens want them to be born again,to become true men,that is to say commies.This part of the movie should have been the most interesting but it's a spate of clichés:one can only save the scene when Daniel Ceccaldi answers to his "teacher" in such an intellectual way nobody (including the viewer) understands .

The ending of the novel was sweetened .Not one of Aznavour's best roles and however the part was tailor made for him!Music by his collaborator Georges Gavarentz ,including a martial anthem which does not compare favorably with that of "Un taxi Pour Tobrouk".


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