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In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss... See more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xuan Ngoc Nguyen ...
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Barbara Sonneborn ...
Herself

Directed by

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Barbara Sonneborn

Written by

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Barbara Sonneborn ... (writer)

Produced by

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Kathy Brew ... associate producer
Janet Cole ... executive producer / producer
Megan Jones ... associate producer
Daniel Reeves ... associate producer
Barbara Sonneborn ... producer
Michele Turnure-Salleo ... assistant producer
Todd Wagner ... senior associate producer

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Todd Boekelheide

Cinematography by

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Emiko Omori
Daniel Reeves
Nancy Schiesari

Film Editing by

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Lucy Massie Phenix
Ken Schneider

Editorial Department

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Zacharia Pineda ... on-line editor

Sound Department

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Lisa Baro ... dialogue editor
Julie Konop ... sound
Samuel Lehmer ... re-recording mixer
Barbara McBane ... sound editor
Jeremy Molod ... assistant sound editor
Erich Stratmann ... assistant sound editor
Elizabeth Thompson ... sound
Jennifer L. Ware ... supervising sound editor

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Scott Degraw ... production assistant
Xuan Ngoc Nguyen ... translator
Kenn Rabin ... archival consultant
Rosemary Rotondi ... production assistant
Daniel Satorius ... attorney
Emma Segasture ... production assistant
Todd Wagner ... archival researcher

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Plot Summary

In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war. Written by Fiona Kelleghan

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Also Known As
  • Wir bedauern, Ihnen mitteilen zu müssen (Germany)
  • Meta lypis sas pliroforoume (Greece)
  • Kondolencje z frontu (Poland)
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  • 72 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $6,294, 27 Jun 1999

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Crazy Credits For all who have suffered from war, For all the lives lost... "They say: Our deaths are not ours: They are yours; They will mean what you make them." See more »

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