- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 2, 2000
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Docurama
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Lens, POV Interview - Barbara Sonneborn - Director
- Trailers: Theatrical
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Photo Galleries
- Biographies: Cast Biographies
- Map of Key Vietnam War Sites
- Resource Links
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 08/19/1999
"...A quietly devastating film that honors the dead in an effort to heal those left behind..."
New York Times - 06/25/1999
"...Unforgettable....[The film] achieves an extraordinary synergy..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/29/1999
"...[The film] remembers the war from both sides, as seen by the women who were touched by it..."
USA Today - 05/19/2000
"...The photography and the mournful score are exceptionally fine..."
REGRET TO INFORM is director and writer Barbara Sonnenborn's universally acclaimed film about Vietnam, told from a very personal viewpoint. Sonnenborn's first husband was killed in the war, and he left her an audio tape of his thoughts and feelings about his experience. Sonnenborn refused to listen to the tape for 20 years, but, though she had moved on and was happily married, she suddenly felt that she had to know as much possible about what he felt while he was in Vietnam. A professional photographer by trade, Sonnenborn decided to film her pilgrimage to Vietnam and ended up with a beautiful and incredibly moving film. Winner of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Director and Best Cinematography and the 1999 Independent Spirit Award.