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The Anniversary (2003)

 -  Short  -  19 January 2003 (USA)
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In 1963 a boy and his mother are left in Saigon while his father and brother flee to seek shelter from religious persecution in North Vietnam. The two brothers meet as strangers in a ... See full summary »

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In 1963 a boy and his mother are left in Saigon while his father and brother flee to seek shelter from religious persecution in North Vietnam. The two brothers meet as strangers in a hapless confrontation during the war in 1973. Thirty years later, a Buddhist monk is still haunted by his memories of war and betrayal on the anniversary of his brother's death.This is a tragic story that resonates deeply to this day in the hearts of many Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American families. Written by Anonymous

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A Vietnamese monk is haunted by his memories of war and betrayal on the anniversary of his brother's death.

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Absolutely Amazing!
11 March 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a festival a while back. It contains so much emotion and touches on so many deeply personal human elements that it's hard to believe it's a short.

Beautifully shot, extremely well written and perfectly cast. Overall, chillingly executed. It almost feels as though you are watching actual footage of a "real" family's struggle. This could easily be expanded to a feature-length film.

I hope to see more work from this incredible team and give my highest personal recommendation. I'm certain that others will find themselves equally moved by the content and unsurpassed quality of this film.

If there was a score higher than ten, I would have given it.


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