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Director:
Writers:
Tony Bui (story)
Tony Bui (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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An unusual marriage of the visual supporting the emotional elements in this very moving exploration of love and a country grappling with the integration of old and new cultures. See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Ngoc Hiep Nguyen ... Kien An
Ngoc Minh ... Truck Driver
Phat Trieu Hoang ... Huy, Dao's Headman
Diem Kieu ... Singing Lotus Woman
Hanh Kieu ... Giang

Duong Don ... 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

Harvey Keitel ... James Hager
Diep Bui ... Lan the Hooker (as Zoe Bui)
Hoang Trieu ... Man Who Chases Lan #1
Tran Long ... Man Who Chases Lan #2
Tuong Trac Bui ... Man Who Buys Lotus Flower
Huynh Kim Hong ... Woman on Balcony (Bag of Nuts)
Manh Cuong Tran ... Teacher Dao
Michael Salamon ... Man Who Steals Case
Nguyen Van Son ... Shoeshine Boy
A. Lu ... Street Guardian #1
Hong Phu Quang ... Street Guardian #2
Tran Quang Hieu ... Fagan, Woddy's Boss
Duong Tan Dung ... Cyclo Race Promoter
Thach Thi Kim Trang ... Little Girl
Ho Kieng ... Restaurant Owner
Quang Hai Ngo ... Man in Taxi with Lan
Hong Khac Dao ... Parlor Manager
Pham Van Thai ... Parlor Friend

Othello Khanh ... Phuong's Drunk Boyfriend
Lola Guimond ... Phuong (Amerasian Daughter)
Nguyen Thanh Son ... Cyclo Race Official
Nguyen Thi Ngoc ... Teacher Dao's Servant
Nguyen Thi Lien ... Grandmother
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Directed by
Tony Bui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy Linh Bui  story
Tony Bui  story
Tony Bui  written by

Produced by
Ben Bohen .... associate producer
Timothy Linh Bui .... co-producer
Tony Bui .... producer
Trish Hofmann .... line producer
Harvey Keitel .... executive producer
Jason Kliot .... producer
Charles Rosen .... co-executive producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Horowitz 
 
Cinematography by
Lisa Rinzler 
 
Film Editing by
Keith Reamer 
 
Casting by
Quan Lelan 
 
Production Design by
Wing Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Michele De Albert 
Pham Hong Phong 
 
Set Decoration by
Thai Van Hoang 
 
Costume Design by
Ghia Fam 
Ci Fam Ghia 
 
Makeup Department
Olivier Seyfrid .... key makeup artist
Nguyen Kieu Thu .... key hair stylist
Nguyen Kieu Thu .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Phu An Chiem .... production manager
Peter Schön .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Linh Bui .... second unit director
Sam Coates .... assistant director
Suzanne Nicell .... second assistant director
Julian Petrillo .... assistant director
Ngoc Chau Pham .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Colin McGreal .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Curtis Choy .... sound
Steve Hamilton .... supervising sound editor
Cari Hook .... apprentice sound editor
Jason Kaplan .... foley editor
Brian Miksis .... sound
Dave Paterson .... dialogue editor (as David Paterson)
Dave Paterson .... sound editor (as David Paterson)
Mary Ellen Porto .... supervising sound editor
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Russell Berg .... special effects
David H. Watkins .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephane Gauger .... third lighting technician
Laela Kilbourn .... second assistant camera
Jamie Maxtone-Graham .... cinematographer: second unit
Sean McCardell .... best boy electric
Richard Rutkowski .... first assistant camera
Tristan G. Sheridan .... gaffer
Hopper Stone .... still photographer (as Peter Stone)
 
Editorial Department
Seth Anderson .... assistant editor
David Nath .... assistant editor
Leah O'Donnell .... assistant editor
Sam O'Steen .... editorial consultant
Jay Rabinowitz .... additional editor
Shelby Siegel .... conforming editor
Shelby Siegel .... second assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Richard Horowitz .... music mixer
Richard Horowitz .... musician: keyboards and percussion
Steven Lippman .... music supervisor
James Nichols .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Van Es Antonio .... body double: Harvey Keitel
Dave Bennett .... accountant
Liz Chae .... production coordinator
Richard Connors .... location advisor
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Hugo Heppell .... staff: Open City Films
Susan Leber .... production coordinator
Alexa D. O'Brien .... production office coordinator
Monika Petrillo .... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)
Mark Taylor .... production coordinator
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements
Runtime:
113 min | USA:104 min | Germany:105 min (German version)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Black NightSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An unusual marriage of the visual supporting the emotional elements in this very moving exploration of love and a country grappling with the integration of old and new cultures., 6 May 1999
Author: Suzanne Blum (blumgroup@earthlink.net) from Los Angeles, California

The maturity of this young film maker was startling to me. The obviously gorgeous and varied visual feast for one's eyes combined with small subtlteties such as the nipple of the whore's breast showing through the pink nightgown that the cyclo driver gave her.. just a second.. but a revealing moment since all the clothes she dressed in as a whore never revealed her as much. Another example was in the story of the lotus flower girl and the leper.. the more she wrote his poetry the more his face appeared out of the shadows and became lit. The marriage of the visual and lighting movement reflecting the feelings of the characters is rare to see and something to be studied again in this film. And a moving performance by Keitel clearly searching for his humanity. And a perfect bit of casting with the woman who played his grown daughter. The director's sense of timing- not rushed, letting each story unfold, carrying one on the precarious wave of the confused mix of the country's old and the new, the thought provoking issues of the various different kinds of love portrayed..parental love,romantic love, poetic love, the love of beaty where it realy lies....all rare in film making today. Profoundly disturbing scenes of the street children. Nothing like this from a young American film makers that I've seen. And as a worldwide distributor of film, TV and video who tries to support new filmmakers I've seen a fair amount. I would like to know where the poetry came from and how to find it for myself to read and savor it even more.Bravo Tony Bui. Bravo Timothy Bui.

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