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Three Seasons (1999)

 -  Drama  -  30 April 1999 (USA)
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An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ngoc Hiep Nguyen ...
Kien An
Ngoc Minh ...
Truck Driver
Phat Trieu Hoang ...
Huy, Dao's Headman
Diem Kieu ...
Singing Lotus Woman
Hanh Kieu ...
Giang
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Hai, Cyclo Driver
Huu Duoc Nguyen ...
Woody, Child Street Peddler
Hong Son Le ...
Binh, Cyclo Driver
Ba Quang Nguyen ...
Don, Cyclo Driver
Huu Su Tran ...
Ngon, Cyclo Driver
Duc Hung Luong ...
Minh, Cyclo Driver
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James Hager
Diep Bui ...
Lan the Hooker (as Zoe Bui)
Hoang Trieu ...
Man Who Chases Lan #1
Tran Long ...
Man Who Chases Lan #2
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An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the soldier took it. Woody hunts for him. A cyclo driver, Hai, gives a ride to Lan, a hotel call girl, and starts waiting for her daily; he falls in love with her and tries to break through her tough veneer. Kien An, a young woman, takes a job harvesting lotuses in the ponds of Teacher Dao, a reclusive man who has leprosy. Her singing awakens him from depression, and he asks her to write down poetry he has composed. The characters' paths cross in small ways, around flowers and kindnesses. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$47,542 (USA) (30 April 1999)

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$2,019,237 (USA) (20 August 1999)
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Asian version of 'Magnolia'
20 September 2001 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

i was not really into art films had not my anthro class required me to watch the film Three Seasons. Initial impression: Subtle, Asian version of Magnolia. Although Magnolia gave a hard stroke on American life and beauty by presenting brutish and twisted lives of different people, Three Seasons was softer and was more focused on redemption and search for contentment and happiness in life through a plain yet colorful lives of different Vietnamese and an American. The pictures were astonishing and moving--you feel what you see and it was such an enigma to evoke such essence of a story without flooding the whole of the movie with rhetorical lines and words. the enigma i felt was the same when i watched Magnolia but i think i love this movie more than it. Three Seasons did not have enough words but the pictures were really great. i personally love the song of Kien An and the petal shower before the story ends--they were so impressing. The biggest lesson i got in the story is that dreams somehow and someday will come true, our search for happiness and contentment will end in a different way we intended. i have to thank my anthro professor, i have to thank Three Seasons. ;-)


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