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Michael Cimino United States, 1978

Ethan's rating of the film The Deer Hunter

This is one of the most human films ever made about Vietnam. Michael Cimino creates an intimate epic here that shows the before, during, and after of the Vietnam War for this close knit group of steel workers. DeNiro and Walken are exceptional in this film and the ending is one of the most powerful. Also Vilmos Zsigmond really knew how to shoot epics.