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The Beautiful Country (2004)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 2004 (Norway)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Nguyen ...
Binh
...
Ling
Thi Hoa Mai ...
Wa
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Steve
...
Captain Oh
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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
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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

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

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An epic story of hope.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a crude sexual reference | See all certifications »
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13 March 2004 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Gi tis epangelias  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$442,612 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Binh gets to Texas, the family giving him a ride drops him off outside a city and refers to it as Houston. The skyline of the city is very clearly that of Dallas, not Houston. See more »

Quotes

Binh: My mother is very beautiful. Like cranes flying at sunset.
Steve: Binh, why are you here?
Binh: This place?
Steve: No, America.
Binh: America beautiful.
Steve: How's that?
Binh: [no response]
Steve: Did you come by boat?
Binh: Yes.
Steve: Hard?
[...]
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I understand the difficulty of the journey to America
13 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My son, Tam, and I were reunited on July 24, 2003, after a separation of 36 years. His mother, Huong, tried to flee Vietnam in May, 1975, but due to circumstances beyond her control, she missed the boat which was to take her and Tam to freedom. The communists caught the boat on the Saigon River, and sank it, killing all aboard. Huong finally decided to stick it out and worked hard to raise the money to come to the US. After arriving with Tam in 1994, she died of a stroke later that year. By a stroke of fortune, Tam, in 2003 found someone (an American) who could access my name in the Navy records. Within a few days of locating my name, the navy received a request to forward a letter from Tam. Needless to say, as I never knew if Tam or his mother had survived the war, I was stunned when I opened the large manila envelope from the Navy Department. The rest is history, and we are together. Tam lives and works near Los Angeles, and I recently retired and moved to a close-by state.

The movie, "The Beautiful Country", which I first viewed last night (3/12/07) really struck home. I feel like "I'm one in a million".


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