Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in the form of a documentary; a camera team follows an Army unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. ... See full summary »
Patrick Sheane Duncan
The director, a French veteran of the Indochina war (La 317e Section), returned to follow a platoon of American soldiers for six weeks at the height of fighting in Vietnam in 1966. The ... See full summary »
Accompanied by gripping images from the war, 'Oh, Saigon' is an in-depth, compelling documentary about one refugee family's attempts to face its divided past and heal the physical and emotional wounds of the Vietnam War.
In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War, a 26-part Canadian television documentary on the Vietnam War, was produced in 1980 by Michael Maclear. The series aired in Canada on CBC Television, in the United States and in the United Kingdom on Channel 4. Maclear visited Vietnam during the production of the series and had access to film material there. He was the first Western journalist allowed to visit that area since the war. The documentary series was consolidated into 13 hour-long episodes for American television syndication. The series was released on videocassette format by Embassy and won a National Education Association award for best world documentary. Series writer Peter Arnett was an Associated Press reporter in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975. CBC aired only 18 of the episodes during the 1980-81 season because the series production was incomplete. The remaining episodes were broadcast during CBC's 1981-82 season. British audiences saw the series during Channel 4's 1984-85 season. Written by
A friend gave this to me once. He gave me the entire DVD set. It was sitting in my box of movies for 5 years before I finally decided to watch it today. And I know now what I knew back then. This "historical documentary" is utter nonsense. There is no mention of the pentagon papers or any of the countless blatant government lies. Just like the official 9/11 story, this is typical Vietnam war government propaganda not unlike the old world war 1, 2 or any other war propaganda film from any era really. Anyone who thinks this is a legitimate piece of historical documentation should simply re-check the facts and their ignorance and lack of intelligence will soon be very apparent. Anyone half intelligent can already tell you that this "documentary" is utter garbage but I was just surprised at the number of people who are actually interested in this trash as a serious, historically accurate recount of events. Disheartening.
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