Watch: Regret to Inform 1998 123movies, Full Movie Online – In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war..
Plot: In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
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Great film, showing a different view of the Vietnam war.
We ran this film at the “Normal” theater, for the Illinois Wesleyan May term series. The director, Barbara Sonneborn, introduced the film, and was on hand after for questions.
Our audience was mixed with college students and adults. I am sure the students saw it has history, but the adults had lived this as history. I was one of the adults. Not until this film, did I see the Vietnam war, as more than just a page of history that I missed.
During the showing, all you could hear besides the film, was the muffled sound of the projector. After the film, there were 200 plus people on their feet to applaud Barbara.
Provocative but One-Sided Documentary
This unique documentary clearly portrays some of the tragic effects of war on wives of soldiers from both sides of the Vietnam War.
(SPOILER) The director (whose husband was killed in action in that war) blames the US and the South Vietnamese governments for those tragedies and fails to mention the dreadful atrocities inflicted by the Vietnamese Communist guerrillas on many innocent South Vietnamese and indigenous tribal men, women, children.
Despite this slanted retrospective look, the film is well made and worth seeing. (SPOILER) The film’s most redeeming premise is that war indelibly alters the lives of all who suffer the trauma and loss that occurs during wartime.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 12 min (72 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, War
Director Barbara Sonneborn
Writer Barbara Sonneborn
Actors Xuan Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Sonneborn
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 3 nominations total
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