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Boat People (1982)

Tau ban no hoi (original title)
A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

Director:

Ann Hui

Writer:

Kang Chien Chiu (as Tai An-Ping Yau)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tung-Sheng Chang Tung-Sheng Chang ... Doctor
Shui-Chiu Gan Shui-Chiu Gan
Jialing Hao Jialing Hao
Meiying Jia Meiying Jia
George Lam ... Shiomi Akutagawa
Andy Lau ... To Minh
Shujing Lin Shujing Lin
Tao Lin Tao Lin
Season Ma Season Ma ... Cam Nuong
Cora Miao Cora Miao ... Nguyen's Mistress
Mengshi Qi Mengshi Qi
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Storyline

A Japanese reporter arrives in Vietnam hoping to capture the essence the society under the rule of the Communist Party. With the help of a vietnamese girl, he eventually opens his eyes to the painful truth of postwar Vietnam. Written by Cha <cha@hk.super.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

13 October 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Boat People See more »

Filming Locations:

Hainan, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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No. 8 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures See more »

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Overstated, a bit hysterical, but gives voice to experience.
28 December 1998 | by Cliff SloaneSee all my reviews

Every refugee from Vietnam I know has reported incidents depicted in this film. Nobody experienced all of them, and certainly not in the film's timespan, but none of the incidents are especially far-fetched.


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