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 screens for a limited time only.
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.
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