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One of Oliver Stone's first films, Last Year in Viet Nam presents part of his personal experiences after coming back as a war veteran from the Vietnam war, trying to cope with terrible ... See full summary »

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One of Oliver Stone's first films, Last Year in Viet Nam presents part of his personal experiences after coming back as a war veteran from the Vietnam war, trying to cope with terrible memories from the front and the recurring sensation of isolation, anguish and alienation he felt while living in New York, still uncertain of what to do with his life. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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14 October 2004 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

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Featured on the DVD "first works". The film shows a man trying to forget his Vietnam Memories by throwing his war-memorabilia (photos, medals) away. Through the story mixed are fragments he shot while stationed in Vietnam. This gives the film some debt.

The movie was shot while he was studying at NYU, a teacher there convinced him to look into his own experience's for making a good film. Being a Vietnam veteran it was obvious he chose that as a subject. The theme about a veteran trying to cope with his war experiences is a subject that comes back in several of his later movies, particularly in Born on the 4th of July.

It is a pretty good first and worth watching.


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