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The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man.Written by
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Oliver Stone stated this is his favorite movie despite the failure at the box office. This comment was made during a Q&A at the Future of Freedom Foundation Conference telecast on CSPAN3, recorded 6/3/2017. See more »
When Steve picks up Le Ly and her kids when the south is being overrun, he flies in on an Army helicopter, despite the fact that him and his friends are all in the Marines. See more »
[Bernice leads Le Ly to the kitchen]
You hungry, Ly? Mind if I call Ly for short?
[She opens the fridge and Le Ly is surprise to see the amount of food, Bernice takes out certain food to show it to her]
For dinner, we have steak, potatoes, beans and for dessert, strawberries. Don't worry, we'll get the kids back to normal in no time!
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One Of The Best And Most Underrated Films About The Vietnam War
This is the last film in Oliver Stone's trilogy about the Vietnam war (the other two are 'Platoon' and 'Born on the 4th of July'). It is also the least known. A shame really; not only is it an excellent film, but it is also one of the very few films that show the Vietnam war from the perspective of the Vietnamese (and from a woman, at that - which makes it even rarer). Impressive, shocking, sad and beautiful - and educating. 8 stars out of 10.
In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's some of my favorites:
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