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Apocalypse Now

Adapted from Joseph Conrad's novel Heart Of Darkness, Apocalypse Now blitzkriegs the big screen with the emotional trauma of war. Martin Sheen plays Captain Willard, sent upriver into Cambodia during the Vietnam war with an official directive to assassinate an AWOL military man, Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation is a trippily terrifying portrait of hell in Vietnam, topped off by startling images, real corpses, turns of devastating power and a genuine sense of danger resulting in one of the darkest movies you will ever see. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."