A man loves his country, but is on the losing side of a civil war. Living conditions are deteriorating. He knows he doesn't want his kids to grow up there, under the current regime, but he wants to stay and work for freedom in the country he loves. That's the backdrop of Journey from the Fall, Viet Nam, 1975. Long fought for the South Vietnamese army, supported by the U.S. When the U.S. pulled out, he and his family had to decide: attempt to flee the country by boat, or stay in Viet Nam. Ultimately, Long sends his wife and daughter on their way, but he stays. They make it to the U.S.; he makes it to government "re-education" camps.
This is a beautiful movie about an ugly slice of history, and makes me want to hear the stories of the Vietnamese I meet in my community.
Bottom line, 3 stars.