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Dust of Life (1995)

Poussières de vie (original title)
Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape.

Director:

Rachid Bouchareb

Writers:

Duyen Anh (novel), Rachid Bouchareb | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Guyant Daniel Guyant ... Son
Gilles Chitlaphone Gilles Chitlaphone ... Bob
Jehan Pagès Jehan Pagès ... Petit Haï
Eric Nguyen Eric Nguyen ... Un-Deux
Leon Outtrabady Leon Outtrabady ... Shrimp
Siu Lin Lam Siu Lin Lam ... Le noiraud
Yann Roussel Yann Roussel ... Muscles d'acier
William Low William Low ... Commandant
Loke Mok Yeong Loke Mok Yeong ... Petite pelle
Tai Way Tay Tai Way Tay
Lina Chua Lina Chua ... La mère de Son
Ja'Afar Wira Ja'Afar Wira ... Colonel Co Cong
Lucy Sim Chin Jin Lucy Sim Chin Jin ... Woman at the Market
Osman Kassim Osman Kassim ... Tige de bambou
Ivan Wong Ivan Wong ... Poutash
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Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape.

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Drama

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Story of viet-American children trying to escape a camp
29 September 2006 | by niceguy68See all my reviews

This movie is also called "Dust of life" in English and was made by Alex Bouchareb in 1994.

In 1975, 3 kids decide to escape a reeducation camp in the Vietnamese equatorial forest near Cambodia where the Amerasians are imprisoned, tortured both mentally and physically. Son, the hero is sent in that camp after her mother fails to find his father to send him away to America.

Search the web for the title to find more information. You can find the poster of the movie on cineposters dot com.

Kind of reminds me of Papillon or the Killing Fields though maybe a notch down in terms of realization... This movie is based on facts from the after war.


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Language:

French | Vietnamese

Release Date:

18 January 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Himmel ohne Sonne See more »

Filming Locations:

Selangor, Malaysia See more »

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Color
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