Da 5 Bloods English film is streaming online on Netflix with English subtitles, release date 12th June
Da 5 Bloods is a war drama film, centred on the aftermath of the Vietnam war, the trauma of war that has affected the war-ravaged country, and the struggle to reclaim what they consider theirs, by four American war veterans that were part of the US army that fought the Vietnam War.
The four African-American veterans, Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) return to Vietnam after the war in order to look for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman), and give him a befitting Farewell. They also want to hunt for and reclaim the gold that they themselves had buried before they returned to America. The four are joined in their return and hunt by Paul’s son (Jonathan Majors), who worries for his father’s well being in the event of the group’s return to the ravaged war zone. Once in Vietnam, the group has to face hostile terrain, from both man and nature. In returning to Vietnam, the veterans also come face to face with the ravages and aftermath of the lasting turmoil of unbearable destruction – mental, physical, emotional and material – caused by the war unleashed by America, a war that was as immoral as it was debilitating when seen from the perspective of Vietnam.
Starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman
Directed by Spike Lee
Written by Spike Lee, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo and Kevin Willmott