Monday, April 01, 2024

“The Sympathizer” on Max

"The Sympathizer” is a new HBO historical black comedy TV miniseries, based on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, directed by Park Chan-wook, starring Robert Downey Jr., streaming April 14, 2024 on Max:

“…the series is based on the story of the ‘Captain’, who is a North Vietnam ‘plant’ in the South Vietnam army, forced to flee to America, near the end of the Vietnam War. 

“But while living within a community of South Vietnamese refugees, he continues to secretly spy on the community…

“…and report back to the Viet Cong, struggling between his original loyalties and his new life…”

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