A Soldier's Sweetheart


1h 41m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Naive young Marianne secretly visits her sweetheart Fossie, a young medic serving in the Vietnam War, at his post near the village of Song Tra Bong. The enlisted men are comforted by her innocent presence in the war zone, but Marianne eventually becomes disturbingly and hopelessly drawn into the madness of the conflict.

Film Details

Also Known As
Soldier's Sweetheart, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong, War Stories
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Location
Auckland, New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Naive young Marianne secretly visits her sweetheart Fossie, a young medic serving in the Vietnam War, at his post near the village of Song Tra Bong. The enlisted men are comforted by her innocent presence in the war zone, but Marianne eventually becomes disturbingly and hopelessly drawn into the madness of the conflict.

Crew

Bill Angarola

Sound Editor

Mark Archibald

Best Boy

Bill Barclay

Location Manager

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Guy Campbell

Assistant Director

Gary Chang

Music

Jane Cresswell

Property Master

Barbara Darragh

Costume Supervisor

Ralph Davies

Art Director

Annie Dodman

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Michael Donnelly

Screenplay

Kevin Donovan

Key Grip

Pennie Dupont

Casting

Leesa Evans

Costume Designer

Ron Finn

Music Editor

Nimrod Getter

Gaffer

William S. Gilmore Jr.

Producer

Robert Guastini

Sound Editor

Allen Guilford

Camera

Miro Harre

On-Set Dresser

Liz Higa-miller

Production Coordinator

Rick Hinson

Sound Editor

Belindalee Hope

Assistant Director

Robert Huberman

Assistant Director

Julie Janata

Assistant Editor

Ken S Johnson

Music Editor

Tony Johnson

Sound

Doug Kraner

Production Designer

Jacek Laskus

Director Of Photography

Jason Lezama

Sound Editor

Anna Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Mike Marchain

Sound Editor

Peter Moerenhout

Unit Manager

Marianne Moloney

Executive Producer

Chris Moriana

Foley Editor

Helen Mossler

Casting Associate

Liz Mullane

Casting

Tim O'brien

From Story

Todd Orr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Cindy Rabideau

Sound Editor

Shayne Radford

On-Set Dresser

Catherine Rose

Sound Editor

Katie Rowe

Foley Editor

Anthony Sherin

Editor

Tony Shields

Assistant

Ray Spiess

Sound Editor

Raymond E Spiess

Sound Editor

Holly Stein

Photography

Dominie Till

Makeup Supervisor

Mike Turner

Assistant

Jenny Vial

Continuity

Des Whelan

Camera Operator

Quentin Whitwell

Assistant Director

Lyn Willis

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Soldier's Sweetheart, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong, War Stories
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Location
Auckland, New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Award Nominations

Sound Editing Miniseries or Special

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States 1998

Aired in United States November 8, 1998

Aired in United States September 1998

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1999

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 15, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 10-19, 1998.

Budget source: Daily Variety 09/30/1997

Estimated budget: $3,500,000

Telecast as a presentation of "War Stories," a series of telefilms for Showtime which dramatizes short stories exploring war.

Began shooting October 20, 1997.

Working title: "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong."