Once Upon a Time in Vietnam


This song...

...always breaks my head.

Your playing is even better than before...

If that's even possible.

I've had some time to work on it.

Of all people, they sent you.

I took an oath and I broke it.

I'm not going back.

Then it is fate.

Finish it!

General Long's orders...

...death penalty for all deserters.

Once upon a time...

...that's how mother

would start every night.

Before the irresistible warmth

of sleep...

Once upon a time foreign

invaders came from distant lands...

...to conquer our beloved country.

Time and time again,

they were exorcized...

...by the most elite of the Monk-Hood.

The elite of these elites

were known as The Masters.

When peace was restored,

some of their brothers.

But the Masters stayed behind,

bound by an oath to protect our nation.

Somebody says

they were forced to make...

But ask those who have been to battles.

Once your eyes have seen war...

...there is no returning home.

I hold my face in my two hands.

No, I'm not crying.

I hold my face in my two hands...

Two hands protecting...

Two hands nourishing...

two hands preventing...

Even though you're no longer one of us...

and your duty

has kept you from the temple,

You cannot forget its teachings.

Life is suffering,

that much I remember.

It's our duality thinking...

You feel too much.

- How can I not?


You feel too much...

If you had a choice, I mean.

Between the two...

Easy. The love of a woman.

C'mon, you think I'm a kid?

My damn balls itch!

Means it's gonna rain.


Every time your balls itch, it rains?!

Yeah, like clockwork, sonny.

If that's true, then with me...

That's different.

You probably have herpes.

A room.

A man has needs, right?

Compliments of the house.

Hey darling!

Since I was a little girl...

I've never seen a sword...

Our nation is at peace,

So for the men and women...

for the brave souls who lost their lives...

our country is eternally

indebted to you.

We want to let you know...

Rise and shine, old man!

Get ready for school.



Good morning, Aunties!

The usual, right?

For God's sake,

"My" "sacred" hour!

Now I gotta carry...

When you get out of school

this afternoon...

...wanna help me at the bakery?

I'll teach you how to roll dough.

- It's fun. I have to do my homework.


My son will be a scholar...

...and I'll be his personal cook.


don't you think it's time...

He's just a kid.

Defend himself from what?

Have you spoken to Nam yet?

He's going through a tough time.

Cut him some slack.

He'll pay us back when he can.

And we're renting out a room

in our house...

...because we're rolling in dough?

I am "rolling in dough".


I will talk to him.


You'd think a woman like that...

Maybe he's hung like one

of his baguettes!




No "Good morning, Big Brother"?

If you don't show respect,

I'll give you another beating.

Your Mom is hot!

Back to class.

Let's go.

Thank you! Come again.

Free croissants across the street.


The pastries here must be good,

business is booming.

If you come any closer...

I'll bite your wienies off.

- I'm scared.

May I have a taste?

Don't bother.

We're here to deliver a message

from the boss.

Don't bother.

Well... everybody sells eventually.

Listen up!

The boss would like to see you...



The Moonlight Bar! The end.

That's it?

And you had to write all that down?

You idiots!

I said to let no one through the door!

You told me to guard this door,

not that one.

Mule face...

...best you scram, understand?

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