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7 January 2011 (Poland) See more »
In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Thanh Minh Phan ... Bi
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen ... The mother
Ha Phong Nguyen ... The father
Thuy Hoa ... The aunt
Tran Tien ... The grandfather
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

Directed by
Di Dang Phan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Di Dang Phan 

Produced by
Tran Anh Hung .... co-producer
Tran Anh Hung .... executive producer: Vietnam (as Henri Tran Anh Dung)
Claire Lajoumard .... producer
Bao Mai Nguyen .... co-producer
Di Dang Phan .... co-producer
Oliver Röpke .... co-producer
Dominic Scriven .... co-producer
Henri Scriven .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nhat Tan Vu 
Cinematography by
Quang Pham Minh 
Film Editing by
Julie Béziau 
Production Management
Nicolas De Château-Thierry .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenni Trang Le .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Franck Desmoulins .... sound editor
Roman Dymny .... re-recording mixer
Roman Dymny .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Aurélie Laumont .... colorist
Other crew
Jackie Teboul .... assistant to producer (as Jacky Teboul)
François Vila .... press agent

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Also Known As:
"Bi, dung so!" - Vietnam (original title)
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91 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Interesting if a bit undeveloped, 21 July 2014
Author: Andres Salama from Buenos Aires, Argentina

In an old house in Hanoi, several generations of a Vietnamese family live. There is the grandfather who has returned from abroad, the unmarried sister yearning to find a husband and lusting after one of her high school students, the young boy who likes to wander through nearby fields. The idea that behind the order of a family structure lie a lot of frustrations (sexual and otherwise) and unbridled passions is common to many movies (from the West or from Asia). Some of it reminds me of the early films of Taiwanese director Tsai Ming Liang (though the movie is nowhere as scabrous). The movie has some sexual scenes, which are reportedly unusual in Vietnamese films. It includes some nifty shots of busy, hustling Hanoi. In the end, the movie is interesting but a bit undeveloped. Though the movie is unquestionably artistically ambitious, it not always delivers.

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