You must know one thing. We see that they feel lonely, how much they despair, the fear, pain and agony. Quintessential war film themes like courage and camaraderie also feature prominently, with Coutard's cinematography putting the audience into the thick of the action as if one of the troops listening to orders, and executing combat movement with the rest. Platoon and Hamburger Hill were close on the list too. One of those novels was the French only which he made into a movie later. The film was shot on location in the jungles of Cambodia. This movie stunned me when I saw it.
He shows the just what war in the dense jungle was like, dirt, rain, mud, dirt, rain, mud with firefights here and there with the Viet Cong. Cremer has managed to throw the pursuers off the trail, though he knows it will not be for long. I noticed the same when I watched and reviewed the Italian Rome, Open City. There's a piece of dialogue where he mentions how the trees of the forest will soon turn red for Autumn, and that when they do the locals will drink, dance, make love and celebrate, and you sense part of him wants to join with that, wants to find a nook in a river bend where he can set up house. La 317ème section first appeared on the screen back in 1965. I know this movie had a good succes when it came out.
It does contain a very European film making style , one of cinema verite , of naturalistic light and sound recording and of choppy editing giving the audience a slightly disorientated feel but this in keeping with the film. They focus on the dynamics between a few people, their interaction, the dialogue. Even the movement and exhaustion of the soldiers was not contrived as Oliver Stone ensured the actors were sleep deprived by nightly ambushes, as well as forced to carry a full combat load instead of typical Hollywood fare, i. It is an arduous journey and the soldiers must not only battle constant ambushes, but also the jungle itself. The jungle is a loud place to be, especially at night. The story concerns a green lieutenant, Torrens, thirsty for battle, brave and intelligent, though seemingly an adventurer from another century, and his seasoned adjutant Willsdorf, Alsatian Wehrmacht veteran. Keep in mind that Schoendorffer was a war correspondent within the French Army in Indochina at that time.
I also enjoyed watching Tour of Duty. A captain who died on the battle field in Algeria is accused of having been a torturer and a murdered. Subtitles of different languages may be downloaded for free as a. Of course some will say that this movie promotes war, violence and the romantic heroes made for it Willsdorf while his only aim was to testify about a forgotten war and all of those who fought in it, whatever their flag. Many of the most famous French movies focus on tiny details, small things. It has become very fashionable amongst uninformed opinion to mock the French military heritage.
This one stars Nick Nolte and is set in the jungles of Borneo. Real life, especially movement under pressure, is full of clumsiness, full with all sorts of dumb mistakes and goofs. Its interest lies in the portray of the two main characters. Otto giorni, seguiti passo passo, come fosse un diario, con una scrittura scarna, asciutta, efficace. Vietnam War Story was good But I ony saw the first episodes, there are like 3 volumes.
In the same wave, 2011 tells the story of a network of North-African immigrants revolving around the Paris Great Mosque. I discovered one huge problem for the non-native speaker when I watched La Grande Illusion recently as I bought a movie with English subtitles. Merci de partager ce film sur vos page facebook twiter. Entertainment wise I'll opt for Apocalypse Now. It would be a boring movie otherwise. Besides, Shloendorffer is a great film maker, and you can feel during the film that he was really there, that he shared tragic hours with these men.
Tells the story of a Jewish pianist in the Warsaw ghetto. Basically, the movie relied on a good start and fell apart after that in terms its fairly depicting the universality of the humanity that shapes war. In 1954, the war in Indochina is about to end. He senses a more poetical way of living, which he respects, but which is clearly ripe for exploitation. John A Nagi's best selling book Learning To Eat Soup With A Knife is a modern day bible of counter-insurgency warfare and chronicles the differences between America's failed conflict in Vietnam and Britain's spectacularly successful conflict against communist terrorists in Malaya in the 1950s. Based on the true story of a group of young people and immigrants who fought a desperate fight against the Nazis. It's the time where the winds of change in Indochina see the Viet Minh soldiers relentlessly pushing the French troops from their soil, even urging their brothers on the side of the French to mutiny and betray their Caucasian commanders, who are headed by quite the inept military commander lacking savvies of warfare.
La section est composée de quarante et un supplétifs Laotiens et de quatre Français. The only other movie I have seen so far which offers such a compelling mix of character studies and combat scenes is , one of my Top 10 favourite war movies. The survival of the platoon depends on completing a trek through enemy territory, right through the dense jungle that lies between them and the next French outpost. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page. Getting kicked in stomach and ribs on each upstroke of a pushup was one way.
In some of the shots their faces express more than others with words. They were led by the poet Manouchian. Interspersed with original footage of Hiroshima. Especially the iconic Animal Mother has a huge fan base. What other subtitles would you like to see from us? The grainy black and white pictures are like documentary shots and the sound is amazing. The party is losing men with every clash they have with the pursuers.
The film is set just before the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu. They are to destroy the base and head south into Cambodia. Simple stuff stood out for the actuality of their occurrence. We were supplied by plane each week. On the spot then, I rationed the food and I imposed on everyone the military life.