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Farewell to the King

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Though officially based on [[Performer~P110315~Pierre Schoendoerffer~pierreschoendoerffer]]'s novel [[Feature~V144969~L'Adieu au Roi~ladieunu]], Farewell to the King also bears echoes of Conrad's [[Feature~V121900~Heart of Darkness~heartofdarkness]] and [[Feature~V30041~Lord Jim~lordjim]]--with a lot of filmmaker [[Performer~P102818~John Milius~johnmilius]]' own Hemingwayesque slant thrown in. During World War II, American POW Learoyd ([[Performer~P52916~Nick Nolte~nicknolte]]) escapes a Japanese firing...more

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