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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.

Director:

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

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Cast

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

Documentary | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Ano do Porco See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The poster for the documentary was used as the cover of the Smiths album Meat Is Murder with the slogan on the helmet changed to the album's title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Hoover and I (1989) See more »

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A worthy visitation of a complicated War
26 August 2007 | by couponbunnySee all my reviews

Worth the time to revisit especially in today's money-making military-industrial complex. Colonialism & imperialism are often ugly: be prepared for disgust as this work adeptly weaves historical footage (lots of white-male talking heads) as a means to untangle the complicated mess of the Vietnam War. The approach is decidedly anti-war; the effect is certainly thought-provoking; and the visceral reactions of the work's first audiences probably speaks to the filmmaker hitting a nerve--perhaps the same nerve most humans have when confronted with such an ugly truth about themselves that hostility & denial ensue.


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