A Bright Shining Lie

29/12/1998
  |  Buy to Own: 29/12/1998
  |  114 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Lieutenant John Paul Vann (Bill Paxton) was one of America's most vociferous campaigners for military action in Vietnam to thwart communist expansion in Asia. His advice was taken and in the disastrous decade long war that followed, Vann continued to exert an influence, first as military adviser, then, after his resignation, as a civilian appointee of President Nixon. In charting the career of this controversial figure, the film exposes the errors of judgement and wholesale deceit that have left a permanent scar on the nation's psyche.

Contains strong language and bloody violence
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