A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war.
By far the most underrated of Vietnam movies. While not on the level of an 'Apocalypse Now', it is one of the more powerful films of the war. This is largely due to the fact that it is told from a previously untold perspective. Definitely worth a watch, and will be a gem for war movie fans who might not have heard of it.