Dir: Oliver Stone
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe
120mins   1986   USA   15   English   

Digitally restored, with live introduction by Robert Senior

Part of our four-part film series Heart of Madness: Vietnam Fifty Years On. Oliver Stone's autobiographical Vietnam War film about a neophyte soldier who finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. The film examines the moral choices faced by men when confronted by the horror of war and its brutalising effects - and features a brilliant young ensemble cast. It won four Oscars out of eight nominations.

'There are images in Platoon so powerful that they seem, rather than simply imprinted on celluloid, to have been burned into memory' - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune


Sun 15 July