A young girl falls into a river and drowns. When her body is found in a remote village along the river, her uncle arrives to claim her body, only to find that she is very much alive. But ... See full summary »
Jayvee Mai The Hiep,
Nguyen Hong An
In French ruled Vietnam in 1922, the French and Vietnamese officers plot to sniff out arch-rebel De Canh. But, Officer Cuong is disabused. He and De Canh's daughter, rebel Vo Thanh Thuy, ... See full summary »
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »
Tran Anh Hung
Tran Nu Yên-Khê,
Man San Lu,
Thi Loc Truong
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 »
If you really want to see a movie about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, this is truly the only one that exists. No one has seen what happened to the Vietnamese who remained after the fall of Saigon. This movie shows it. Excellently acted and shot, it is a masterpiece that needs to be seen by everyone because you truly don't know what war is about until you see how it affects everyone involved during and after the war.
Kieu Chinh once again gives a fantastic performance. This veteran actor has only improved with age and I am happy to see that her talents are still in high demand. Long Nguyen gives an amazing performance as the prisoner of war who is placed in a re-education camp. First-time actor Diem Lien is excellent in the role of Mai. I hope to see her in more films in the future.
There is no objectionable language or nudity. Images of war and violence do occur (obviously) in the film.
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