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Journey from the Fall (2006)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2006 (USA)
Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.

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Ba Noi (Grandmother)
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Long
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Mai
Jayvee Mai The Hiep ...
Thanh
Khanh Doan ...
Nam
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Phuong
Nguyen Thai Nguyen ...
Lai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raul Alba ...
Bully
Robert Beckman ...
Teacher
George Bui ...
Binh
Alex Dorman ...
PE Teacher
Jose Gutierrez ...
Bully
Jiruyut Khieosawat ...
Son
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Net Ngo ...
Grandma on Boat
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Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.

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Rated R for some violence

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,592,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$87,442 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$638,951 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Goofs

An officer gives a quote from Emil Cioran to a prisoner while apparently justifying his own actions. It introduces Cioran as a French philosopher when in fact he was a Romanian, though he lived in France and published part of his work in French. See more »

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A moving piece, a story of the will of love and family
25 March 2007 | by (Buffalo NY) – See all my reviews

First I must add that I am an Vietnamese (American Born) growing up without the strong Vietnamese community ties and a little of the isolation and cruelty depicted in the movie. This movie gave me a visual of some of the stories that my father could not talk too much about and others that I could have never have known about if it weren't for talking to people that I met over the years, who spoke of refugee camps and such. I could identity with at most half of the movie personally... So there is still some objectivity in terms of how I view the quality of the movie. The cinematography was dramatic and you could see the camera work reflected the different times and places vividly. I can only say that you should watch it... as much as you are moved to watch Schindler's list and movies similar (as this movie is commonly compared to for the Vietnamese Diaspora)... this movie takes a single POV of a family and the interactions between people that intertwine. It is a dynamic movie and every actor, how big or small a role, even those of the officer in the camp, are so strong. A conversation between two minor older actors was so touching and helped established the heart of the story. The time line jumps are disorienting, you are caught off guard why some events happen much like a season of Lost, but by now... you know the broad story of the Boat People and the Vietnam War. The movie depicts the time in between that the news doesn't carry and the time jumps help carry the POV of each actors view.

If you go... bring tissues and be prepared to be changed when you leave the theater.


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