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In Country

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • "In Country" is both an exploration of post-war syndrome and a coming-of-age film. Emmett Smith, a Vietnam Veteran cannot free himself of the nightmare he lived overseas; he lives with his niece, Samantha Hughes a recent high-school graduate, in a rundown old shack in the hills of Kentucky. Emmett's emotional scars run so deep that neither he nor his veteran buddies can escape from the past. As a result, he allows Samantha to lead a rather reckless life. She too is touched by the war: her father was killed before she was born and her mother has built a new and separate life for herself. Samantha's progression into adulthood begins as she learns the truth about her parents' relationship and the atrocities her father may have committed during the war.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 73248

  • Credits
    Bruce Willis, Emily Lloyd, Emily Lloyd Pack, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Richard Hamilton, Judith Ivey, Peggy Rea, John Terry
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[IN COUNTRY] steers a straight and stirring passage to the heart..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...It's a film of beatific intentions and upbeat goals....The director, Norman Jewison, has a plush, silky craftsmanship; he eases us into the scenes effortlessly..."
    Los Angeles Times

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