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Apocalypse Now

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Original title
Apocalypse Now
Running time
153 min.
United States United States
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola. Novel: Joseph Conrad
Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Vittorio Storaro
Zoetrope Studios
War. Drama | Vietnam war. Cult Movie
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Joseph Conrad Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
During the Vietnam War, the young American Captain Willard is given the assignment to hunt down and kill one of his own: Colonel Kurtz who has apparently gone insane, murdered hundreds of innocent people, and constructed a strange kingdom for himself deep in the jungle. Willard and his crew embark on a surreal river journey to find Kurtz, meeting along the way a Lieutenant-Colonel who surfs during live combat, Playboy bunnies dropped in by helicopter to entertain rowdy troops, and the inhabitants of a French plantation trapped in colonial times.
1979: 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography & Sound. 8 Nominations
1979: 3 Golden Globes: Director, Sup. Actor (Duvall), Original Score. 4 Nom.
1979: BAFTA Awards: Best Director & Supp. Actor (Duvall). 9 Nominations
1979: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1979: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
1979: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) (ex aequo)
1979: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1979: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director
2001: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Film
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