• UXO - Unexploded Ordnance
  • UXO - Unexploded Ordnance
  • UXO - Unexploded Ordnance

UXO - Unexploded Ordnance

by Julia Weingarten Documentary Film Germany, Austria, Switzerland / Competition

A cloudy day in the Vietnamese Quảng Trị province. Phuong, a 19-year-old soldier, cautiously and tentatively scans the floor with a metal detector. He and 40 other young men are spending two years in a secluded military camp combing through the former frontline of the Vietnam War in search of unexploded bombs and landmines that still claim victims today. Phuong tells of his activities with an even smile, without betraying a hint of the grave danger he faces on a daily basis. Apart from the hazardous work and social isolation of the camp, the comrades lead a normal life: playing football, watching TV and dreaming of life’s big love. Julia Weingarten documents the day-to-day existence of these young men, caught between adolescent high spirits and soldierly responsibility. It’s easy to get carried away with the easy-going atmosphere of the camp, if you’re not constantly reminded of how fragile these moments of happiness are.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2010
  • Runtime: 71 Min
  • Languages: Vietnamese
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Julia Weingarten
  • Cast: Hoàng Kim Bảy, Vo Thanh Phuong, Lê Phuoc Khải
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  • Cinematography: Julia Weingarten
  • Editor: Lale Özdönmez
  • Sound: Florian Marquardt
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  • Producer: Julia Weingarten
  • Executive Producer: Holger Lochau
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