Last Days in Vietnam

Opens Friday, October 3
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1hr 28mins // directed by:Rory Kennedy

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles.

The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

New York Post

"Last Days in Vietnam is a testament to American courage." – Kyle Smith

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The New York Times

"Perhaps the most striking thing about Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy's eye-opening documentary about the 1975 evacuation of the American Embassy in Saigon, is how calmly it surveys what was once among the angriest topics in American political life." – A.O. Scott

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"In sum, Last Days is the best kind of doc - it ties you up in knots." – David Edelstein

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