“The horror…” Francis Ford Coppola’s epic portrait of war as hell (working from a script, co-written by John Milius, adapting Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness) follows Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) as he undertakes a journey from South Vietnam to Cambodia at the height of the Vietnam War with orders to assassinate the rogue Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival, Apocalypse Now—the subject of several revisions by Coppola in the years since its premiere—endures as one of cinema’s most viscerally affecting, visionarily harrowing depictions of war, and a work that fearlessly gazes into an abyss of violence in search of the human soul.