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The Rebel (2007)

Dòng máu anh hùng (original title)
1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese ... See full summary »

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Le Van Cuong (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)
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Vo Thanh Thuy (as Ngo Thanh Van)
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Sy (as Dustin Tri Nguyen)
Thang Nguyen ...
Hua Danh
Chanh Tin Nguyen ...
Cuong's Father
Stephane Gauger ...
Derue
David Minetti ...
Tessier
Van Day Nguyen ...
De Canh
Tran Trung Linh ...
Husband
Bui Thi Noan ...
Girl's Mother
Huu Hau Nguyen ...
The Mole
Nguyen Hau ...
The Mole
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1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the journey of LE VAN CUONG, a French cultured undercover elite. Although branded with a perfect track record, Cuong's inner conscience is troubled by the sea of Vietnamese blood he had spilled to uphold a French washed ideal. Following an assassination of a high ranking French, Cuong is assigned to seek and kill the notorious leader of the resistance. Cuong encounters VO THANH THUY, a relentless revolutionary fighter and the daughter of the rebel leader. Cuong's superior intends for him to use Thuy as a mean to get to her father but Cuong soon has feelings for her. Thuy's patriotism ignites conflicts between Cuong's consciousness and his cultured faith. Will Cuong discover his inner-self and find love or will he continue his mission? The ... Written by Johnny Nguyen

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sequences of violence | See all certifications »
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27 April 2007 (Vietnam)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Excellent martial arts work
2 October 2008 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

How is this for a change of pace - a martial arts flick from Vietnam! Johnny Nguyen (TOM YUM GOONG) stars as a Lieutenant enforcer for the French occupiers in the 1920s. He ends up sympathizing with the indigenous rebels and helping their cause when he falls for the leader's daughter (Thanh Van Ngo). This is a really entertaining film because it balances fantastic martial arts sequences (choreographed by lead Nguyen) against some good drama. The real standout here is former 21 JUMP STREET-er Dustin Nguyen as the main bad guy. He has a real Simon Yam-like presence and appears to do a lot of his own fighting. My only complaint would be the film does tend to drag during the middle section set in a work camp.


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