Innocent and naive, the 17-year-old Lian is a maid to a rich family in Malaysia, whose sheltered existence is shattered when she is sent to work at a small hotel near Bugis Street in ...
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The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »
Hiep Thi Le,
Tommy Lee Jones,
Haing S. Ngor
Two sisters whose family moves to Taiwan after their father fights in the civil war against the communists in mainland China, find their lives turned upside-down after their parents are thrown into jail and accused of being spies.
Innocent and naive, the 17-year-old Lian is a maid to a rich family in Malaysia, whose sheltered existence is shattered when she is sent to work at a small hotel near Bugis Street in neighbouring Singapore. Having to live with the transvestites and transexuals who make her living on the streets, Lian soon learns about another side of life. Written by
L.H. Wong <email@example.com>
Definitely different tale of coming of age, for a waif from the countryside (played well by Hiep Thi Le), now living in the city. A "House of Prostitution" to be exact, where the service folks are transvestites, and the clientele, predominately US military types on "R&R" from Vietnam. If you can make it over that knoll, there are some very humorous observations and some fine dramatic vignettes here to be gleaned. Lian, the country girl grows up around the daily workings, and makes friends with most of the residents. The inter-action and if you will, mentoring, that takes place is basically the crux of the film. If you've a daring nature and care for something out of the ordinary, give this film from Singapore a peek. Recommended.
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