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.
Keith Loh <[email protected]>
User Reviews: 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.
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