MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,129 this week

The Beautiful Country (2004)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 2004 (Norway)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 3,122 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 32 user | 43 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beautiful Country (2004)

The Beautiful Country (2004) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beautiful Country.
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Aberdeen (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Anne Ryg
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Espen Skjønberg, Lars Andreas Larssen, Gard B. Eidsvold
The Last Sign (2005)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Andie MacDowell portrays a woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She must come to terms with the past if she is to find peace and love. Samuel le Bihan is a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Law
Stars: Andie MacDowell, Samuel Le Bihan, Tim Roth
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls.

Director: Jean Beaudin
Stars: Noémie Godin-Vigneau, David La Haye, Juliette Gosselin
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Nils snow ploughs the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded Citizen of the Year. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristofer Hivju, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and nature's unexpected response to being threatened by human interference.

Director: Laura Dunn
Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson
Endurance (1999)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.

Directors: Leslie Woodhead, Bud Greenspan
Stars: Haile Gebrsellasie, Shawananness Gebrselassie, Yonas Zergaw
Action

Inspired by true events from 1969. "The Elephant" is slang for an oil strike of at least 500 million barrels and while American and European oil companies had been searching in the North ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect ourselves from extreme financial volatility. This feature documentary will examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Anders Brekke, Olav Arnar Bø, Petros Christodoulou
Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While looking for paradise, a cab driver suddenly falls in love.

Director: Michael Di Jiacomo
Stars: Tim Roth, Mili Avital, Rod Steiger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Nguyen ...
Binh
...
Ling
Thi Hoa Mai ...
Wa
...
Steve
...
Captain Oh
...
Chingmy
...
Snakehead
Xuan Phuc Dins ...
Pham
Thu An Nguyen ...
Old Woman
Ka Duy Pham ...
Cousin 15 years old
Minh Trang Ngo ...
Cousin 14 years old
Dang Quoc Thinh Tran ...
Tam
Thi Kim Xuan Chau ...
Mai
Tang Vu ...
Head Servant
Thu Anh ...
Mrs. Hoa
Edit

Storyline

One of the consequences of the U.S.-Viet Nam war was the children of G.I.s by their Viet Namese wives and lovers. For years, women who were involved with U.S. soldiers were social outcasts, treated as collaborators while their children, even when living with grandparents, endured taunts and abuse. This is the story of one such child, Binh, being forced from his village at seventeen years, going to Saigon to find his mother, then trying to escape to the U.S. with his much younger half-brother, Tam, in 1990. The film lingers on the rigors of the voyage: the sampan, the Malaysian detention camps, the illegal refugee ship, and the underground economy with near-slavery in New York City. It then opens up when Binh leaves New York for Houston to find his father. Written by Maple-2

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

texas | saigon | ship | new york city | china | See more »

Taglines:

An epic story of hope.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a crude sexual reference | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Release Date:

13 March 2004 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Gi tis epangelias  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,900 (USA) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$442,612 (USA) (7 October 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Although the movie is set in 1990, most cars in the background are newer. See more »

Quotes

Steve: [about his long lost wife] I never saw someone so beautiful before - in all that ugliness.
See more »

Connections

Features Wall Street (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A movie beyond expectation
26 March 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie is not specifically about the Vietnam war, but it gives a good perspective that is not biased in any way. It proves that justice and freedom are not present for all people, only the "lucky" ones. The people that are born in the western world. We take it all for granted what 70% of the population can just envy. It is usually said that if you work hard you will always become something significant. But after watching this movie, I understand that no matter how hard you work, if you are born poor you WILL most likely stay poor. The story follows Binh, a half Vietnamese and half American man. He isnt accepted in society in Vietnam just becasue of this hard fact "he is the enemy" and therefore he is worthless. This has become a major issue in Vietnam after the Vietnam war, but it has never been taken this seriously before. This is a very good movie! I would reccomend everyone to watch this, it gives everyone a humanitarian lesson about how we are all humanbeings no matter where we come from.


46 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Damien Nguyen's Ethnicity: Is it a problem?? printermaster
Similar movies christianskorild
Mistranslation glam100
The music?! yttrasil
Great hype, can't wait to see it... rtr_white
DVD austinboulware
Discuss The Beautiful Country (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?