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Time Out says

Malle is not normally noted for his toughness, but tackling racial prejudice head on results in one of his most compelling films. Dinh, a cheerful young Vietnamese, arrives in the Texan port to become an all-American fisherman. His reception varies from one sympathetic veteran ('good-looking women, dynamite drugs!') to the violent Shang (Harris), an embittered local with an ever-increasing family, a failing business, and a long-standing love affair with Glory (Madigan). While the conflict leads inexorably into the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, Glory's untameable obsession for Shang is cruelly tested by the surrounding tensions. Malle makes this splintering of interests a virtue by his casting of the wonderful Madigan, who adapts her forthright style (remember Streets of Fire?) to create one of the richest female characters in contemporary American cinema. She's teamed here with real-life husband Harris, and their scenes together really seethe. DT.
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UK release:

1985

Duration:

99 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Rudy Young, Donald Moffat, Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Ho Nguyen, Cynthia Carle, Truyer V Tran

Director:

Louis Malle

Screenwriter:

Alice Arlen

Cinematography:

Curtis Clark

Editor:

James Bruce

Producer:

Vincent Malle, Louis Malle

Music:

Ry Cooder

Production Designer:

Trevor Williams

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