The Deer Hunter (12)

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War films

The Deer Hunter

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Time Out says

This is probably one of the few great films of the Seventies. It's the tale of three Pennsylvanian steelworkers, their life at work, at play (deer-hunting), at war (as volunteers in Vietnam). Running against the grain of liberal guilt and substituting Fordian patriotism, it proposes De Niro as a Ulyssean hero tested to the limit by war. Moral imperatives replace historical analysis, social rituals become religious sacraments, and the sado-masochism of the central (male) love affair is icing on a Nietzschean cake. Ideally, though, it should prove as gruelling a test of its audience's moral and political conscience as it seems to have been for its makers.

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Release details

Rated:

12

FR release:

2000

Duration:

183 mins

Cast and crew

Art Director:

Ron Hobbs, Kim Swados

Producer:

Michael Cimino, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Barry Spikings

Music:

Stanley Myers

Cast:

John Savage, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Christopher Walken, Chuck Aspegren, George Dzundza

Editor:

Peter Zinner

Director:

Michael Cimino

Screenwriter:

Deric Washburn

Cinematography:

Vilmos Zsigmond

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