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In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 26 February 1969 (USA)
A documentary chronicling the background to, and history of, the Vietnam War.


Emile de Antonio
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Harry S. Ashmore Harry S. Ashmore ... Self - Chairman: Center for Democratic Institutions
Daniel Berrigan Daniel Berrigan ... Self
Joseph Buttinger Joseph Buttinger ... Self - France
William R. Corson William R. Corson ... Self - USMC, CIA
Philippe Devillers Philippe Devillers ... Self - France
David Halberstam ... Self - New York Times
Roger Hillsman Roger Hillsman ... Self - Asst. Secretary of State
Jean Lacouture Jean Lacouture ... Self - France
Kenneth P. Landon Kenneth P. Landon ... Self - State Dept
Thruston B. Morton Thruston B. Morton ... Self - US Senator
Paul Mus Paul Mus ... Self - Yale University
Charlton Osburn Charlton Osburn ... Self - State Dept., 1946
Harrison Salisbury Harrison Salisbury ... Self - New York Times
Ilya Todd Ilya Todd ... Self - Reporter: Le nouvel observateur
John Toller John Toller ... Self - Green Berets, Deserter


Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, Underground) assembles period interviews with journalists, politicians, and key military personnel and international newsreel and archival footage to create a scathing chronicle of America's escalating involvement in this divisive conflict. The savage and horrific images speak for themselves in perhaps the most controversial film of de Antonio's career, and the film he cites as his personal favorite. Written by Anonymous

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Brilliant Piece of Work
16 May 2004 | by SunRock17See all my reviews

One of the finest films on the subject.

Its condemnation of the Vietnam massacre - which was orchestrated and conducted by America in but one of its worst hours (to be exceeded only by the current evil now taking place in the sands of Iraq) - is as subtle, historically accurate, and artful as it is overwhelming.

The capture of so many of the historical figures of the day in this work, on both sides of the issue, is a treasure to be protected for future generations to study and over which to weep.

Should you find it, it is well worth the rental and more than worth the time. Pass it onto friends at this most crucial moment in our History - along with "The Fog of War," yet another brilliant study of the fallacy of "America. Right or Wrong."

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26 February 1969 (USA) See more »

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