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Release Date:
27 April 2007 (Vietnam) See more »
1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Johnny Nguyen ... Le Van Cuong (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)

Veronica Ngo ... Vo Thanh Thuy (as Ngo Thanh Van)

Dustin Nguyen ... 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

Directed by
Charlie Nguyen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charlie Nguyen 
Johnny Nguyen  (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)
Dominic Pereira 

Produced by
Chanh Tin Nguyen .... executive producer
Charlie Nguyen .... producer
Johnny Nguyen .... producer
Thanh Truc 'Tawny' Nguyen .... executive producer (as Tawny Truc Nguyen)
Jimmy Pham .... producer (as Jimmy Pham Nghiem)
Khai Hoang Tran .... line producer
Original Music by
Christopher Wong 
Cinematography by
Dominic Pereira 
Film Editing by
Charlie Nguyen 
Ham Tran 
Production Design by
Quy Tung La 
Makeup Department
Gordon Banh .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Van Phi Huynh .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenni Trang Le .... first assistant director
Thanh Son Le .... second assistant director (as Le Thanh Son)
Huu Hau Nguyen .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Tran Trung Linh .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Tiffany S. Griffith .... supervising sound editor (english version)
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Eric Reuveni .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Whitver .... first assistant sound editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Kittisak Tancharoen .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Joline Brost .... production assistant
Thomas Harbers .... post production manager
Tobias Kavelar .... digital colorist
Tobias Kavelar .... digital online editor
Tobias Kavelar .... post production supervisor
Martin Mayer .... digital artist
Jason P. Nguyen .... titles & credits design (as Jason Phong Nguyen)
Johannes Nguyen .... digital artist
Johannes Nguyen .... post production manager
Anh Nguyen-Nhu .... visual effects director
Ouan Narudee Panrat .... digital transfers
Frieder Roemmelt .... digital artist
Hanna Roemmelt .... production assistant
Jan Seifried .... digital effects artist
Matt Berberi .... stunts
Johnny Nguyen .... action director (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phuc Yen Dang .... camera operator
Stephane Gauger .... gaffer
Hoang Hai Ho .... key grip
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Nicole Garcia .... orchestra contractor
Caroline Kung Kowalski .... score coordinator
Emily K. Rolph .... assistant orchestra contractor
Ryan Rowles .... orchestrator
Other crew
Danny Do .... behind-the-scenes (as Danh Thanh Do Danny)
Danny Do .... documentarian
Cathy Vu .... production accountant

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Also Known As:
"Dòng máu anh hùng" - Vietnam (original title)
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Rated R for sequences of violence
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A must for martial arts fans, 10 March 2008
Author: ruhi-yaman from Australia

The most expensive Vietnamese film ever (it cost USD3 million to make - probably the lunch budget of Stallone's Rambo) is a rousing action/romance expertly directed by the Vietnamese/American filmmaker Charlie Nguyen. The old-fashioned story is about the 1922 rebellion against French colonialists and follows a familiar but pleasing path. However, if you are a martial arts fan, the film will be of particular interest for its excellent action scenes featuring little known Vietnamese martial art, Vo Thuat. Originally based on Northern Chinese Wushu (Chinese were the first superpower to invade this luckless land), Vietnamese martial arts system has developed incorporating the elements from the fighting styles of neigbouring countries. For many centuries it was the main form of defense for these people because their invaders (Chinese, French, Japanese) stripped them of all weapons. Both leads Johnnie Nguyen and the gorgeous actor/singer/model Vo Thanh Thuy are accomplished practitioners of the style and their prowess is obvious in the film. Dustin Nguyen (no relation, every second person is called Nguyen in Vietnam) makes a worthy villain with his own expertise in various Asian styles.

A must for martial arts fans. It will also be enjoyed by those who like a rousing action/romance.

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