|The Deer Hunter|
|Awards||Best Picture, 1987|
|Based on||An actual account of Nazi torture in Northern Belgium|
|Media Attention||A Lot|
The Deer Hunter is a 1987 American war film based on an account of Nazism in the small Belgian town of DeQuosen.
The plot is comprised of two acts, I and II.
edit Act IThe movie starts out as an interview with Pierre DeForrest, an 80 year old man that witnessed his mother and father being killed by the Gestapo, the Nazi German secret police. Then, the plot goes into flashback to 1943 Occupied Belgium. The main character, Pierre, is walking through the street and witnessed the Gestapo interrogating and beating an old man. Then, and officer walks in with a medical bag, a brief shriek pierces the air and the officer walks out. Pierre runs, and a Gestapo officer runs after him. Pierre takes a corner and the Gestapo officer runs by the alley. Pierre manages to get home to his parents, who plan to leave for England in a week. The Gestapo, back at their regional HQ, are planning to raid the town, for the final solution order has been given.
They are seen loading a truck with Sarin rounds (sarin is a lethal nerve agent based on the tabun gas agent). A day later the raid starts and sarin artillery shells are dropped on the town killing all but a few inhabitants (Pierre and his family, among others). The Deer Hunter (A.K.A. The Gestapo officer) is seen entering the town with a troop of SS officers to kill the rest off. The scene goes back to Pierre, who is in the corner, gasping for air for he has had a small dose of sarin gas. The Deer Hunter enters the house next door, and Pierre's parents urge themselves to get up and leave their home. As they are leaving, the door explodes and German troops run into the den, with MP-40's blazing. The family gets out he back door; Pierre's mother trips and the father goes back to get her, for she was weakened by the gas attack. Pierre's father tell Pierre to run, and he runs; Yet, his parent's lay there as The Deer Hunter pulls out a magnum and shoots both parents, in front of Pierre.