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Three Seasons (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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 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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The first American film to be made in Vietnam after Bill Clinton lifted the embargo. The filmmakers were followed by Vietnamese inspectors throughout filming. See more »

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James Hager: I made many mistakes in my life. That was a long time ago. Have I met the same man I was then? A lot of times past. When a chance comes around to make a wrong a right it's a special thing. But I hoped to make one thing right.
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Woody's Blues
Written by Page Hamilton
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Delightful Original movie
18 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My opinion is quite the opposite of a prior viewer Brian Orndorf. He asks rhetorically "Maybe I missed something?" In my opinion he certainly has.

I caught only the last 1/3 of this movie but I was riveted to my seat within 2 minutes of viewing. Here's what I loved about this movie.

1 Beautiful cinematography. I especially liked the visions of dark rainy streets among other things. Every scene has a poetic flow. In short the photography is superb

2 The poetry and songs are lovely and work perfectly with the cinematography, and the individual stories that gradually unfold in time

3 The film conveys the gentleness of the Vietnamese culture as well as the harsh poverty and the widening gulf between the "have's and have nots" a characteristic not unique to this region

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing this wonderful movie in its entirety and recommend it to any sensitive viewers. If you enjoy movies like King of Masks, Central Station, City of Lost Children, Hotel Splendide, Red Lantern, Eat Drink Man Woman, etc. you will probably like this movie. If you don't like this genre then don't waste you time and stick with the usual mass market Hollywood drivel.


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