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Don't Burn (2009)

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In the spring of 2005, an old mother living in Hanoi receives a diary. The diary carries the notes of a young woman doctor who worked at a national liberation front hospital for two years ... See full summary »

Director:

Dang Nhat Minh

Writer:

Dang Nhat Minh (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Minh Huong Minh Huong ... Dang Thuy Tram
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Duong ... Mai
Michael Jarmus Michael Jarmus ... Fred Whitehurst - Present day
Mathew M. Korsch Mathew M. Korsch
Patrick T. McGowan ... Robert Whitehurst-Present day
Ben Rindner Ben Rindner ... Andrew
Aryeh Sternberg Aryeh Sternberg ... American Soldier
Brian Townes ... Robert Whitehurst -1975
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In the spring of 2005, an old mother living in Hanoi receives a diary. The diary carries the notes of a young woman doctor who worked at a national liberation front hospital for two years starting in 1968 until her death. The diary was first discovered by a US military officer, who kept it for 35 years. The diary was then published in Vietnam and caused a sensation. The long moving journey linking Vietnam with the US is depicted through a true story adapted by Dan Nyat Minh, one of Vietnam's top film directors. Written by Fukuoka International Film Festival

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Country:

Vietnam

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

30 April 2009 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Burn See more »

Filming Locations:

Duc Pho, Quang Ngai, Vietnam

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BHD See more »
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Color
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Vietnam's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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Wasn't expecting to enjoy it - but I did
22 July 2011 | by actingout365See all my reviews

OK so quickly just had to say - this film was really quite watchable. The subtitles too me out of it a little but the story was interesting and the actors were great. As far as I'm aware it hadn't got much publicity which I think is a shame. Sure most of it is set in Vietnam but it's a story about America too. The American one from Sex in the City was cute - I'm not sure who he was in SATC but either way nice bit of eye candy.

For me the most interesting thing was that the theater was packed! Where did all these fans come from...

All in all - good worth the watch and the insight into a different culture.


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