The Deer Hunter

After the blood, the anger, the horror, hope.

Forever scarred by war — one can’t return, another has lost his legs — a group of steelworkers and family and friends reunite for a meal at the end of this Oscar champ.

It starts with a half-stifled sob, as George Dzundza stumbles through preparing food, but then the catch in his voice is replaced with a song.

Lyrics which capture the pride of those gathered, and provide some solace as they struggle to move ahead.

It pierces, it comforts, and, for a moment, all of them, living and dead, are back together.

 

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