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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Mùi du du xanh (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 28 January 1994 (USA)
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A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

Director:

Anh Hung Tran (as Tran Anh Hung)

Writer:

Anh Hung Tran (as Tran Anh Hung)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nu Yên-Khê Tran Nu Yên-Khê Tran ... Mui Age 20 (as Trân Nu Yên-Khê)
Man San Lu Man San Lu ... Mui Age 10 #orphan # a little girl
Thi Loc Truong Thi Loc Truong ... La mère (as Truong Thi Lôc)
Anh Hoa Nguyen Anh Hoa Nguyen ... La vieille Ti (as Nguyên 'Anh Hoa)
Hoa Hoi Vuong Hoa Hoi Vuong ... Khuyen (as Vuong Hòa Hôi)
Ngoc Trung Tran Ngoc Trung Tran ... Le père
Vantha Talisman Vantha Talisman ... Thu
Keo Souvannavong Keo Souvannavong ... Trung
Van Oanh Nguyen Van Oanh Nguyen ... Mr. Thuan
Gerard Neth Gerard Neth ... Tin
Nhat Do Nhat Do ... Lam
Thi Hai Vo Thi Hai Vo ... La grand-mère
Thi Thanh Tra Nguyen Thi Thanh Tra Nguyen ... Mai
Lam Huy Bui Lam Huy Bui ... Le médecin
Xuan Thu Nguyen Xuan Thu Nguyen ... L'antiquaire
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Storyline

A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another family, a young pianist and his fiancee. The musician fell in love with the peasant, he taught her literacy and they eventually married. A movie about a girl's life. Written by Zheng Wang <zhwang@das.harvard.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director Anh Hung Tran is married to Nu Yên-Khê Tran, the actress who plays Mui Age 20. See more »

Goofs

There's no ring on Mui's finger towards the end of the movie even though they are married. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de lune, Suite Bergamasque
Music by Claude Debussy
Performed by Geneviève Ibanez
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Alireza.Akhlaghi.Official
2 November 2018 | by alireza-akhlaghi84See all my reviews

It's not easy to make movies that represent part of the past in your area. the scent of green papaya movie mention of about fifty years ago in the Taiwan region of the film's history. The movie shows the life style and middle and lower class behaviors in the midst of a relatively quite reach family that is struggling with its own problems. Paying to the subject of the story takes time well, so time spend less during watching the movie. Seeing this movie, you're in the midst of movie, and as a member of this family, you're having troubles. The key point is the communication gap, and even gender, is respect for Taiwanese lifestyle in the past. The form and shape and even the look from top to bottom, in the order of the family, indicate the distance between its members. We are faced with a situation in which the husband of the family goes away and noone not aware of him, and The The grandmother define the bride mistakes, and the contemplative consideration is to accept the responsibilities of the bride of the family. The key points during this sequence are the inner roar of the second son of the family against this attitude that leads to abnormal behaviors. All of this is seen as a rural girl looking at a house as a maid. He is a very disciplined and loving one, he takes the steps of progress in his growth and becomes a successful woman even more than his own limit. It can also be viewed from the perspective of luck, but what matters is the success of Mui to the achievement of its wishes that are contemplative and loving and in keeping with the audience's desire. Ultimately, the overall outline of the movie is a good start, an interesting continuation, but lastly, an unconventional one, it can be imagined that a good score could ultimately be made for this film.


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Country:

France | Vietnam

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

28 January 1994 (USA) See more »

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The Scent of Green Papaya See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,700,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,700,992
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1.66 : 1
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