- Original title
- Running time
- 153 min.
- United States
Francis Ford Coppola
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola (Novel: Joseph Conrad)
Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
R. Lee Ermey
War. Drama | Vietnam War. Cult Movie
- Movie Groups
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.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Sound. 8 Nominations
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) (ex aequo)
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director
: 3 Golden Globes: Director, Sup. Actor (Duvall), Original Score. 4 Nom.
: BAFTA Awards: Best Director & Supp. Actor (Duvall). 9 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
- Critics' reviews
"The opening, with the whirling sound of choppers intercut with Willard sweating angst in his Saigon hotel bed, a jungle burning with napalm...remains a visual and aural wonder."
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone
"Magnificent to look at, thrilling, ingenious, spellbinding and superbly done on every level, this is not just one of the best films of the year or the decade, but of all time."
Michael Wilmington: Chicago Tribune
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