Digitally restored, with live introduction by Robert Senior
Part of our four-part film series Heart of Madness: Vietnam Fifty Years On. During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. The film frames the Vietnamese conflict around a retelling of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. A tour-de-force of filmmaking, the film explores the madness of war through a series of stunning set pieces and is notable for its striking cinematography - and a powerful cameo by Marlon Brando as the renegade Colonel Kurtz.
'Not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times' - Philip French, The Guardian