Apocalypse now

United States, 1979

Film
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Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of man’s heart of darkness, revealed through the particular madness of the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Willard (Martin Sheen) receives orders to seek out the renegade Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) who has disappeared into the depths of the jungle. Willard’s mission becomes an epic journey into his own soul and that of the mysterious Kurtz. Based on the novella by Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”. Original music by Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Mickey Hart.

Credits

producer/director

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

production company

Omni Zoetrope

Language

English

Duration

02:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37958

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → African Americans in motion pictures

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Anti-war works

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military life

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Motion pictures and the war

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African Americans in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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