The relentless struggle of the Vietminh guerrillas for independence and the futility of the French gestures of resistance become inseparably meshed with the personal and moral dilemmas of two men and the Vietnamese woman they both love. - SBCL
Indo-China during the period of France's occupation provides the setting for a novel that explores the roots of the United States' later involvement in Vietnam. - CDE
Be sure to also check out the DVD. It is excellent.