An officer gives a quote from Emil Cioran to a prisoner while apparently justifying his own actions. It introduces Cioran as a French philosopher when in fact he was a Romanian, though he lived in France and published part of his work in French. See more »
I viewed this masterpiece on its premiere. To my surprise, EVERYBODY in the theater broke down because the movie is unmistakably powerful. Even for those who are of other ethnic backgrounds could feel the movie.
Its a beautiful movie about struggle, pain, love, and the conflicts of the war. When viewing this film, its impossible NOT to cry because the actors are GREAT.After the premiere, I have had a fortunate chance to meet LONG, (the main character) and this is his second film! It's unbelievable what the Vietnamese went through. I, being Vietnamese my self didn't have to read the subtitles (obviously) so warning to those who have not seen the movie, be ready for the subtitles.
For those who like war movies, this would be a little different due to that it shows the ugly side of war, and what one must do to cope with loss, separation, etc.
This is based on TRUE events, and is finally being told for the first time. I am truly glad this movie was made because it can be viewed by my family and friends for years to come. It'll be in my DVD collection when it comes out!
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