Tra Cielo E Terra – Heaven And Earth (1993) Trama
Tra cielo e terra è un film di Oliver Stone del 1993.
Il film narra le dolorose peripezie di una donna vietnamita dal 1965 al 1975 durante la Guerra del Vietnam, del matrimonio con un sergente americano, dell’abbandono del villaggio natio e del successivo inserimento nella vita californiana, concludendosi col suicidio del marito che, invece, non riesce a uscire da un profondo disadattamento esistenziale.
Il film è basato sui libri “When Heaven and Earth Changed Places” e “Child of War, Woman of Peace”, nei quali Le Ly Hayslip scrive della sua esperienza durante e dopo la guerra in Vietnam.
Le Ly is a girl growing up in a Vietnamese village. Her life changes when the communist insurgents show up in the village to first fight the forces of France and then the United States. During the American involvement, Le Ly is captured and tortured by South Vietnamese government troops, and later raped by the Viet Cong because they suspect that she is a traitor. After the rape, her relationship with her village is destroyed, and she and her family are forced to move.
Her family moves to Saigon and she is employed by a family there. The master of the household misleads her into believing that he genuinely cares for her, and she falls for him and gets pregnant by him. The master’s wife becomes enraged and Le Ly’s whole family is forced to move back to their former province. There she meets Steve Butler (Tommy Lee Jones), a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. When she first meets him she is not interested in a boyfriend or marriage, having been through so much suffering. Steve falls for Le Ly and treats her very well, making a big difference in her life while in Vietnam.
The two leave Vietnam and move to the United States. Their life together begins well, but years of killing and life in the bush have taken their toll on Steve who becomes uncontrollably violent. The relationship falters, despite Le Ly’s attempts to reconcile with Steve. After an impassioned plea by Le Ly for Steve to come back to her, he commits suicide. Many years following this tragic experience, Le Ly returns to Vietnam with her sons and shows them where she came from.
Tra Cielo E Terra – Heaven And Earth (1993) Cast
Conchata Ferrell,Debbie Reynolds,Dustin Nguyen,Haing S. Ngor,Hiep Thi Le,Joan Chen,Liem Whatley,Long Nguyen,Robert John Burke,Thuan K. Nguyen,Tim Guinee,Timothy Carhart,Tommy Lee Jones,Vivian Wu