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Boat People (1982)

Tau ban no hoi (original title)
A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

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Credited cast:
Shui-Chiu Gan
Jialing Hao
Meiying Jia
George Lam ...
Shiomi Akutagawa
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To Minh
Shujing Lin
Season Ma ...
Cam Nuong
Cora Miao ...
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Mengshi Qi
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A Japanese reporter arrives in Vietnam hoping to capture the essence the society under the rule of the Communist Party. With the help of a vietnamese girl, he eventually opens his eyes to the painful truth of postwar Vietnam. Written by Cha <cha@hk.super.net>

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In the late 1970s, a great number of Vietnamese refugees flooded Hong Kong. In 1979, Hui was making the documentary A Boy from Vietnam for the RTHK network. In the process of making the film, she collected many interviews conducted with Vietnamese refugees about life in Vietnam following the Fall of Saigon. From these interviews, she directed God of Killers (1981) starring Yun-Fat Chow as Woo Viet, a Vietnamese boat person in Hong Kong, and Boat People. See more »

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Overstated, a bit hysterical, but gives voice to experience.
28 December 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Every refugee from Vietnam I know has reported incidents depicted in this film. Nobody experienced all of them, and certainly not in the film's timespan, but none of the incidents are especially far-fetched.


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