Yet Another Casualty of A Lousy War

Working opposite Hollywood superstar Mel Gibson was a dream job for Vietnamese actor Don Duong. Too bad it might be his last. Duong's role as a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) commander in the blockbuster war film We Were Soldiers has perturbed Vietnam's censors. Authorities may bar Duong from acting for five years for taking part in the movie, which is banned in the communist country because it paints the North Vietnamese as merciless killers. Duong is guilty of "distorting the history of Vietnam," according to Ho Chi Minh City Culture and Information Department officials, who dislike the movie's depiction of the...

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