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Michael Cimino United States, 1978

João''s rating of the film The Deer Hunter

Only a genius would remember to use the russian roulette as a metaphor for war in the actual warzone. What some call inaccurate, I call the greatest dramatical depiction of war ever filmed; Through the roulette, Cimino reaches the highest level of war film realism in Cinema, maximizing the viewer's experience of the terror of the soldier's mind - that tenseful yet thin line of chance between life and death. Genius.