TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD
After a massacre leaves him the sole survivor, a French WWII soldier goes rogue in the nightmarish jungles of Indochina in search of revenge as his own heart descends into darkness.
There is not much light left in French WWII soldier Robert Tassen (Gaspard Ulliel, SAINT LAURENT). After witnessing the death of his brother and 700 others at the hands of the Indochinese, Robert readily re-enlists to seek revenge against the Viet Minh leader who ordered the attack. Plagued with guilt for being the only survivor, Robert trudges through the jungle, blinded with rage and treating comrade or foe as an obstacle. As his near-barbarism threatens to strip him of his humanity, Robert finds solace in the arms of the young native prostitute, Maï (Lang-Khê Tran). But, it’s not enough and Robert plummets deeper into the deadly jungles that will leave him entangled in a conflict bigger than he could ever imagine. Co-writer/director Guillaume Nicloux builds his film around the very unique and difficult relationship the colonizing French had with the country that would become Vietnam. Even as the dehumanizing war rages on around him, captured on beautiful yet brutal 35MM, Nicloux knows it is Robert’s own internal struggle to not become like the mythical foe he seeks to kill that is the true battle to be won.
CAST: Gsapard Ulliel, Guillaume Gouix, Lang-Khê Tran, Gérard Depardieu
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