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Francis Ford Coppola

Apocalypse Now

147' - 1979 - Mystery, War, Drama - Dialogue: Vietnamese, French, English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Composer: Francis Ford Coppola, Carmine Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
When Coppola bought the script of Apocalypse Now, based on sîtuations and characters from Heart of Darkness, in 1970, he set himself a goal : 'to make a broad, spectacular film of epic action-adventure scale that however, is also rich in theme and a phi!osophical inquiry into the mythology of war and the human condition.' Within these formidable objectives, Coppola's production, neither politically-based nor documentary in design, has achieved a brooding and ominous journey into darkness. Today it still remains the most impressive film about Vietnam, a frightening journey into the mystique of war.

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Francis Ford Coppola


Francis Ford Coppola, Carmine Coppola


Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall


Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola

Director of Photography

Vittorio Storaro


Richard Marks, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg


Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos / American Zoetrope, Tom Sternberg, Gray Frederickson

More information


Vietnamese, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Heart of Darkness" (Joseph Conrad)



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