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Mùa len trâu (2004)

Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have ... See full summary »

Director:

Minh Nguyen-Vo

Writers:

Minh Nguyen-Vo, Nam Son (short stories)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Lu Le The Lu Le ... Kim
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen ... Ban
Huu Thanh Nguyen Huu Thanh Nguyen ... Dinh, Kim's Father
Zan Sram Kra Zan Sram Kra ... Det
Van Be Truong Van Be Truong ... Hai Tich
Anh Hoa Nguyen Anh Hoa Nguyen ... Ba Hai
Thi Tham Nguyen Thi Tham Nguyen ... Ba Tu
Hoang Nhan Vo Hoang Nhan Vo ... Lap
Quang Thinh Truong Quang Thinh Truong ... Quang
Van Day Nguyen Van Day Nguyen ... Xuyen
Kim Long Thach Kim Long Thach ... Thanh
Thi Thu Tam Cao Thi Thu Tam Cao ... Lam
Huu Phuoc Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen ... Thieu
Chau Nguyen Chau Nguyen ... Cha Ban
Trung Truc Thach Trung Truc Thach ... Kim, Age 5
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Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. During the rainy season, there's no grass and the buffalo are starving. Kim volunteers to take the beasts inland to find food. On this coming-of-age journey, Kim sees men mistreat women, men fight with men, and French taxes rob the poor. He works for Lap, a buffalo herder whose past is entangled with Kim's parents, and he makes friends who will lead him to his place in the world. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Vietnam | Belgium | France

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

23 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vietnam

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Very good first movie
27 July 2006 | by f-boutinSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in a small theater in Paris in presence of the Director. What surprised me most at the beginning was the violation of basic rules such as framings that were not what we're usually used to. But you know the rule, better know it before you break it! So the result is visually quite pleasing. As for the story, that is quite dark, I remember the underwater scenes with skeletons that are focus point of the whole story: as far as I remember, the whole story is spinning about how fragile our existence maybe and how straight one can become when being in such conditions. I mean the main character is about to perform rape but would you blame him? Yes, of course. I've been a couple of months in Vietnam, but not in that special place. Next time I hope. I hope the director will still be shooting so that we can watch a movie that flavors the very feel of that Country and its people.

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