Casualties of War - The New Yorker
A REPORTER AT LARGE OCTOBER 18, 1969 ISSUE, CASUALTIES OF WAR, By Daniel Lang
For as long as she lived, Eriksson did not know her name. He learned it, eventually, when the girl’s sister identified her at court-martial proceedings—proceedings that Eriksson himself instigated and in which he served as the government’s chief witness. The girl’s name—her actual name—was Phan Thi Mao. Eriksson never exchanged a word with her; neither spoke the other’s language. He knew Mao for slightly more than twenty-four hours. They were her last. The four soldiers with whom he was on patrol raped and killed her, abandoning her body in mountain brush.
The Making of Casualties of War
There Is Yet More to Casualties of War | Phoenix New Times
There Is Yet More to Casualties of War
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1989 AT 4 A.M. BY TOM FITZPATRICK
A few rare films stun the senses. They send you reeling from the theatre. They set you brooding about them for days.
Casualties of War: in the company of military men | Film | The Guardian
Brian De Palma’s 1989 film of a true incident during the Vietnam war is mostly impressively accurate. Just don’t watch it over breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner
Directed by Brian De Palma
Produced by Art Linson
Screenplay by David Rabe
Story by Daniel Lang
Michael J. Fox
Thuy Thu Le
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Stephen H. Burum
Edited by Bill Pankow
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date August 18, 1989
119 minutes (Extended)
Country United States
Budget $22.5 million
Box office $18,671,317
Thuy Thu Le was born in Saigon, South Vietnam. She was raised and educated in the United States, after her parents left Saigon during the Vietnam War. ... She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She is bilingual as she speaks fluent Vietnamese and English.
Le is best known for her only-ever role in the 1989 Brian De Palma film Casualties of War, starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn.
Despite her critically acclaimed performance in Casualties of War, Le chose to retire from acting. As of 2005, she was working as a schoolteacher in California.