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Veterans of the Vietnam War tell about their experiences. The disasters but also the glorious moments of war. The central figure in the documentary is the scenario writer of Full Metal ... See full summary »

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Coco Schrijber
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Eddie Adams Eddie Adams ... Himself
Michael Herr ... Himself
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Veterans of the Vietnam War tell about their experiences. The disasters but also the glorious moments of war. The central figure in the documentary is the scenario writer of Full Metal Jacket, Michael Herr. The veterans describe how it felt to kill for the first time and how those feelings still hunt them. Written by spijker_nl

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Documentary | War

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ensimmäinen tappo See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Production Co:

Lemming Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Interviewer: How many people did you kill?
Vietnam veteran: 36.
Interviewer: And how did you keep count?
Vietnam veteran: Cutting their ears off.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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New and interesting insights on Vietnam and mankind in general
5 October 2006 | by snowbartSee all my reviews

This documentary blew my mind! By its content, but also by the way it's presented.

In between the interviews you get to see shots that make the mood of this documentary just right for its content. A bird of prey, a toy soldier and tourists visiting old tunnels. Every shot is well balanced and fits right in.

Since it is a documentary, its content is equally important as the way it is presented. And that's just the thing where this documentary stands out. You get to see people who liked being in Vietnam, people who don't want to go back because they can't kill people over there anymore. And every word is told honestly, without shame, pure and therefore exciting and alarming.

Fundamental questions about mankind rose on me after seeing this. Will people ever stop fighting wars when there are people who love every second off it? Is it wrong to love war? Would I be able to like it?

This documentary made me think and still does occasionally. Just see it and be surprised about mankind!

Together with 'The fog of war' this documentary is a must-see for those who are interested in Vietnam.


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