It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Read More »
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A child’s resilience and the kindness of strangers. Thuy is 10, an orphan, working in her uncle’s factory outside Saigon. Read More »
“Land of Whispers” invites you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world – not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Read More »
Viet Linh tells the bittersweet story of a little traveling circus from Hanoi quitting in an impoverished ethnic minority village in Vietnam’s central highlands. Read More »
Mùi du du xanh / The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) Tran Anh Hung, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Drama, Music, Romance
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui’s age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another family, a young pianist and his wife. The musician falls in love with the peasant, he taught her literacy and they eventually married. A movie about a girl’s life.
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L’amant / The Lover (1992) Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Biography, Drama, Romance, Erotic
It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Maugerite Duras.
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