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Dust of Life (1995)

Poussières de vie (original title)
Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Guyant ...
Son
Gilles Chitlaphone ...
Bob
Jehan Pagès ...
Petit Haï
Eric Nguyen ...
Un-Deux
Leon Outtrabady ...
Shrimp
Siu Lin Lam ...
Le noiraud
Yann Roussel ...
Muscles d'acier
William Low ...
Commandant
Loke Mok Yeong ...
Petite pelle
Tai Way Tay
Lina Chua ...
La mère de Son
Ja'Afar Wira ...
Colonel Co Cong
Lucy Sim Chin Jin ...
Woman at the Market
Osman Kassim ...
Tige de bambou
Ivan Wong ...
Poutash
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Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape.

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Himmel ohne Sonne  »

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Profoundly moving
11 June 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A gripping, profoundly moving story - - finally a "Vietnam War" movie from an Amerasian perspective! A gut-wrenching and non-sentimental tale of young Amerasian kids just after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Rounded up and subjected to re-education camps, several band together to survive and plot escape. Oscar-Nominated Best Foreign picture in 1995... also known as "Dust of Life". Based on a true story. Unfortunately producer/director Rachid Bouchareb, (known better for the more recent French films, such as Indigenes, 29 Palms, L'humanite, West Beirut, Flanders, and London River) has never widely released this film in the United States so few people have had the opportunity to experience it. Amazing soundtrack and unrelenting plot- line. Powerful!


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