Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam)
Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) (1967)

Six directors combine efforts for this documentary, a searing anti-American indictment of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Alain Resnais, William Klein, Joris Ivens, Agnes Varda, Claude Lelouch, and Jean-Luc Goddard all direct segments. They… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Alternately strident and eloquent, muddled and incisive, Far From Vietnam remains compelling both as artful propaganda and as a prophetic historical artifact.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Necessarily dated but still a fascinating document.

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Jamie S. Rich

"Far from Vietnam" drags slightly, but it remains a powerful example of what can happen when artists apply their talents to doing more than entertain.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The horror of the war's direct effect, the fury of the resistance that it provoked, the self-inflicted damage to American ideals, and its over-all impact as a lever for huge social, political, and psychological fractures are packed in.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Although dated as propaganda, it's still one of the most effective political documentaries ever made.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's fascinating to see a dissenting opinion and wonder where the truth really lies.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

A broken film doesn't really make the best statement about anything. Or utter a cry.

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Penelope Houston
The Spectator

Attitudes towards Vietnam aren't likely to be greatly changed by this picture: it can produce no new facts, no film to shock audiences into an altered understanding.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

None of the French talent involved seemed to recall that the Vietnam conflict had its roots in the French military occupation of Indochina. Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms.