MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,381 this week

Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
"Bi, dung so!" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 March 2012 (France)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 254 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 8 critic

In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 186 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 693 titles
created 24 Sep 2011
 
a list of 52 titles
created 05 Mar 2013
 
a list of 2174 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 98 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)

Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bi, Don't Be Afraid.
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pao's Story (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, the film tells the story of a Hmong tribe girl named Pao. She was raised by her stepmother, for her real ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Hai Ngo
Stars: Do Thi Hai Yen, Hoa Thuy Do, Thanh Kha Ly
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the sixties the painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle started her career with shooting paintings, reliefs that were fired at with paint bags. She became famous and popular for her ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schamoni
Stars: Niki De Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely
Crime | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is sent to investigate. Could the killers be a bullied ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jean Poiret, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Lars Jessen, Jacques Palminger, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Devid Striesow, Heinz Strunk, Rocko Schamoni
Le Havre (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung
Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Le Khanh
Adrift (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young newlywed couple in Hanoi begin to experiment with their sexual desires.

Director: Bui Thac Chuyên
Stars: Duy Khoa Nguyen, Johnny Nguyen, Nhu Quynh Nguyen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

Director: Stephane Gauger
Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: René Leprince
Stars: Stacia Napierkowska, Irène Bordoni
Palace Beach Hotel (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Philippe Venault
Stars: Thierry Godard, Bertrand Constant
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Maurice Kéroul, Max Reichmann
Stars: Geneviève Félix, Eugen Neufeld, Angelo Ferrari
Drama

It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Di Phan
Stars: Do Thi Hai Yen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Thanh Minh Phan ...
Bi
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen ...
The mother
Ha Phong Nguyen ...
The father
Thuy Hoa ...
The aunt
Tran Tien ...
Mai Chau ...
The nanny
Phuong Thao Hoang ...
The hairdresser
Huynh Anh Lê ...
The student
Kim Long Thach ...
The Aunt's Fiance
Hoang Ha Pham ...
An, Bi's friend
Edit

Storyline

In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears and settles at their house. While Bi gets closer to his grandfather, his father tries to avoid any contact with his family. Every night, he gets drunk and goes and see his masseuse, for whom he feels a quiet strong desire. Bi's mother turns a blind eye on it. The aunt, still single, meets a 16-year-old young boy in the bus. Her attraction to him moves her deeply. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ice | hanoi | classroom | teenager | shower | See All (23) »

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

14 March 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bi, Don't Be Afraid  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You don't have to be Vietnamese - but it would probably help
2 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If the object of this film was to introduce a bunch of themes and not develop any of them, then it was a success. There are so many loose threads that one could give almost any interpretation as to the feelings, motives, actions, etc. of the characters.

I like the title which contributes to the mystery of the film. I cannot fathom how the title relates to the film at all - except there is a character by the name of Bi. After sitting through to the end, I am left with why, why, and more whys. The biggest why is why I held out to the very end - actually, I thought there might be some resolution or the tying up of a few threads. The ending brought another why to me. It seemed to me with the way the story progressed, the logic of the ending as it was - did not complete a story. It could have easily continued or ended at any number of earlier junctures.

Knowing the language and culture could possibly contribute to a better enjoyment of this film, but you would have a hard time convincing me of that.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
anyone know where i can watch this movie? powcachow
Discuss Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?