Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

This beautifully crafted documentary brings home the tragedy of the Vietnam war in ways well out of the reach of feature films. Nothing is re-enacted, and the interweaving of newsreel and amateur footage puts you right there next to the bloody stumps and the booby-traps in the elephant grass. The letters home - read by Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Tom Berenger, Robin Williams among others - range from family ordinary to the staring horror of Joseph Conrad's Kurtz. Tears and fear are a constant refrain. An intensely moving and disturbing experience.

Details

Release details

Duration:
87 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Bill Couturie
Screenwriter:
Richard Dewhurst, Bill Couterie
Cast:
Tom Berenger
Ellen Burstyn
Willem Defore
Robert De Niro
Brian Dennehy
Matt Dillon
Robert Downey Jr
Michael J Fox
John Heard
Harvey Keitel
Sean Penn
Randy Quaid
Martin Sheen
Kathleen Turner
Robin Williams