COMING HOME

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COMING HOME

Hal Ashby
USA, 1978
Fiction, 128min, OF

COMING HOME

Hal Ashby
USA, 1978
Fiction, 128min, OF

Cast: 
Jane Fonda
Sally Hyde
Jon Voight
Luke Martin
Bruce Dern
Capt. Bob Hyde
Penelope Milford
Vi Munson
Robert Carradine
Bill Munson
Screenplay: 
Robert C. Jones
Waldo Salt
Rudy Wurlitzer (ungenannt) nach einer Vorlage von Nancy Dowd
Sound: 
Frank Warner
Camera: 
Haskell Wexler
Editor: 
Don Zimmerman
Composer: 
George Brand
Decoration: 
Michael Haller
Costume: 
Ann Roth

Production: 
Jerome Hellman Productions
World Sales: 
Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 7280 emese@hollywoodclassics.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color
Neue Kopie aus der Sammlung des Academy Film Archive

Jane Fonda stars as Sally, the prim and relatively privileged wife of a Marine Captain who leaves for Vietnam. Left at home, Sally volunteers at a local hospital. There, she meets Luke, an acquaintance from her school days. Once a vain jock, Luke has come home a haunted paraplegic. He gains a new lease of life through Sally, and the pair grow close, gradually trapping themselves within a tragic love triangle.
Ashby rejects the epic form so often appropriated for accounts of war. As its discursive opening indicates, his film favours debate and humanistic drama over battle and bombast. Unusually, we see no scenes of combat here - not even in the form of flashbacks. Of the main performances it is Fonda's that stands out. She is perfect for the part of the well-meaning wife who gains a new sense of independence in her husband's absence. (Chris Wiegand)