An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and surrender of the French forces and France's eventual withdrawal from Vietnam.
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Donald Pleasence caught a virus while filming in Vietnam which put a strain on his heart and caused the heart trouble which led to his death in 1995. See more
The movie shows a formula for the distribution of Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Mass (priest says "Corpus Christi", communicant says "Amen") that was introduced in 1969. In 1954 the priest would have said "Corpus Domini nostri Jesu Christi custodiat animam tuam in vitam aeternam. Amen" and the communicant would have remained silent. See more
4 March 1992 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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