During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event. —IMDb
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers.
Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family. Originally entering university as a physics student, de Palma became attracted to films after seeing such classics as Citizen Kane (1941). Enrolling in Sarah Lawrence College, he found lasting influences from such varied teachers as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.
At first, his films comprised of such black-and-white films as Bridge That Gap (1965). He then discovered a young actor whose fame would influence Hollywood forever. In 1968, de Palma made the comedic film Greetings (1968) starring Robert de Niro in his first ever credited film role. The two followed up immediately with the film The Wedding Party (1969) and Hi, Mom… read more
If SCARFACE is De Palma's most overrated film, this is easily his most underrated. A tense, unnerving film that uses its landscape as a stage for an ethical dilemma that seems easy to anyone who hasn't experienced or doesn't know about the powderkeg of emotions the combat zone brings upon ordinary men and women. I recommend it to anyone who served in a military or has a close friend or family member who did.
Michael J. Fox is terrific in this role, I'm not sure what the reviewer below me was thinking. Sean Penn, on the other hand- was not yet the actor he is today. Throughout the entire film it seems like his voice is overdubbed. De Palma is however, De Palma- and therefore the usual nonsense occurs- way overdramatic scenes, strange camera angles at inappropriate times, and an overuse/reliance on a Morricone score.
Revu aujourd’hui. Pas trop mal sans être marquant non plus. Une introduction quelque peu longuette, mais par la suite cela s’avère un peu plus intéressant avec une montée en puissance de la narration… read review
De todos aquellos personajes en la filmografía de DePalma que se enfrentan a un dilema moral causados directa o indirectamente por ellos, el soldado Erickson (Michael J. Fox) es quizás el más afortunado… read review