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Best movies about vietnam

  • nerja

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    12th August, 2011
    Posts: 35

    Can anyone recomend me "good" movies about Vietnam?

    #1 Posted: 22/12/2011 - 06:33

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  • Ngoalong_ts

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    24th December, 2011
    Posts: 9

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    "Ao Lua Ha Dong" is one of the best movie of Viet Nam ^^.

    #2 Posted: 24/12/2011 - 10:22

  • nerja

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    12th August, 2011
    Posts: 35

    Thank you! I´ll check it out!

    #3 Posted: 24/12/2011 - 10:59

  • MikeTV

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    6th December, 2011
    Posts: 10

    There are a lot of great films from Hollywood as well as from talented filmmakers within Vietnam. Many are clearly about the war. Local filmmakers like Tony Bui and Tran Ahn Hung have helped to break that cycle.

    Here's a short list:

    1. Full Metal Jacket
    2. Apocalypse Now
    3. Platoon
    4. Vietnam in HD (New Doc series on History Channel)
    5. Scent of Green Papaya
    6. Indochine
    7. The Quiet American (2002 Michael Caine version)

    and to round out the region...

    8. City of Ghosts (Cambodia- My personal favorite)
    9. The Killing Fields (Laos)
    10. Bangkok Girl (Thailand)
    11. The Beach (A better read, but a pre-requisite for any backpacker in SE Asia)

    Happy watching!

    #4 Posted: 27/12/2011 - 14:09

  • blvdve

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    27th December, 2011
    Posts: 2

    MikeTV's list is brilliant (I am going to check out "City of Ghosts" right away), but may I add one more? The director of "The Scent of Green Papaya" later made a movie called "At the Height of Summer" (in some translations "The Vertical Ray of Summer"): totally exquisite.

    #5 Posted: 28/12/2011 - 14:42

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