Francis Ford Coppola
Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford
English; French; Vietnamese; Khmer
Heralded by many as the film that crystallises most perfectly the experience of the Vietnam War, the 'Final Cut' of Francis Ford Coppola’s hallucinatory masterpiece arrives on our screen.
Troubled US Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), is given a special mission - to go far upriver into Cambodia. Once there, he is to track down renegade Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) – a man who is waging his own personal and violent war – and assassinate him.
Arriving on location massively overweight and with a shaven head, Brando was not exactly what Coppola had in mind as the power-crazed Kurtz. But, amid the psychedelia and barbarism, the brooding presence of the actor glimpsed in half-shadow brought a mythical quality to the role that is unmatched by many screen performances.
Followed by a recorded Q&A with director Francis Ford Coppola.
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