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Mother Fish (2009)

The inspiring story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, MOTHER FISH goes inside the mind of one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as a quiet factory worker relives the... See full summary »

Director:

Khoa Do

Writer:

Khoa Do
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hien Nguyen Hien Nguyen ... Adult Kim
Kathy Hoang Kathy Hoang ... Young Kim (as Kathy Nguyen)
Sheena Pham Sheena Pham ... Hanh
Hieu Phan Hieu Phan ... Uncle
Vico Thai ... Chau
Kevin Rudd Kevin Rudd ... Himself (voice)
Malcolm Farr Malcolm Farr ... Himself (voice)
Catherine Tran Catherine Tran ... Adult Hanh (voice)
Tien Dung Truong Tien Dung Truong ... Factory Boss
Thi Khang Nguyen Thi Khang Nguyen ... Factory Worker
My Linh Nguyen My Linh Nguyen ... Factory Worker
Xuan Quang Do Xuan Quang Do ... Factory Worker
Benny Dang Benny Dang ... Factory Worker
Phuong Phan Phuong Phan ... Factory Worker
Felino Dolloso Felino Dolloso ... Lead Pirate
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Storyline

The inspiring story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, MOTHER FISH goes inside the mind of one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as a quiet factory worker relives the extraordinary journey when she and her sister took to the sea in a creaky river boat in search of a better life. Written by Anonymous

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Behind every headline, every policy and every queue...is a human face.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Water See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Imaginefly,PYT See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

There are four screens of text before the credits.

Screen 1: "The UNHCR estimates that between 1975 and 1996, over 1,500,00 people fled Vietnam."

Screen 2: "Many of these refugees fled in small boats not intended for ocean travel."

Screen 3: "According to the UNHCR, of 1,500,000 who fled, only 900,000 made t to land."

Screen 4: "Today, boats continue to arrive on Australian waters." See more »

Soundtracks

Tinh Hoai Huong
Written by Duy Pham (as Pham Duy)
Performed by Duc Tuan
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fairly radical approach to filming but done well
19 May 2017 | by vickiswansonSee all my reviews

This movie explores the tragic circumstances of refugees fleeing their homeland in the hope of escaping to better and safer shores. It took me a while to work out the style, I knew they ere travelling in a dysfunctional boat - however the back drop is the current sweat shop that one of the sisters are currently working in. I don't want to give too much away so attempting to choose my words carefully, however, overall it is a very emotional story, one that needs to be told and seen my many - The acting is marvellous and full kudos to the director.


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