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Cha và con và... (2015)

It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves ... See full summary »

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Dang Di Phan

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Dang Di Phan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thi Hai Yen Do ... Van
Ha Phong Nguyen Ha Phong Nguyen ... Ong Sau (Mr Sau)
Cong Hoang Le Cong Hoang Le ... Vu
The Vinh Truong The Vinh Truong ... Thang
Quoc Viet Mai Quoc Viet Mai ... Tung (Singer)
Van Hoang Truong Van Hoang Truong ... Cuong (Worker)
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen ... Ba Phung (Ms Phung) (as Kieu Trinh)
Thanh Tu Nguyen Thanh Tu Nguyen ... Mai (as Thanh Tu)
Thi Thanh Truc Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc Nguyen ... Huong
Tam Chau The Tam Chau The ... Binh Boong
Thi Linh Dang Pham Thi Linh Dang Pham ... Bo Cuong (Cuong's Girlfriend)
Thi Anh Hong Do Thi Anh Hong Do ... Xuan (Vu's Sister)
Thi Bich Hong Pham Thi Bich Hong Pham ... Hong (Vu's Sister)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayvee Mai The Hiep Jayvee Mai The Hiep ... Doctor
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It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves into a slum neighborhood where he meets a mix of eccentric characters including Thang, a charismatic young man, who convinces Vu to get a vasectomy in order receive money from the government. Written by Indochina Productions Ltd.

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Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 December 2015 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Vietnam

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2.35 : 1
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A heavy drama
3 March 2016 | by ramaja-1See all my reviews

I watched this movie ( "Small Father and Other Stories" in English ) today on Belgrade FEST unexpectedly after I received a friend's call. And I got what I expected - a serious drama about hard life of young population in Vietnam. The opening scene is very instructive. It shows shabby, small dwellings at a river bank. Behind that we see a big modern building. Opposites that can be so often seen in so called "third world countries". The story is about a poor family that lives on a boat. We have a father, daughters and a few sons. One of those sons has friends and we mostly see what they do - talking about girls, swimming, trying to gain some money. It all resembles their hard life but they are full of life and very energetic. I won't tell you what one of these guys did to make money, it would be a spoiler, but that act is a symbol of poverty and lack of future in this country ( and not only that country!). The most mysterious characters in this film is a club dancer, a voloptuos and beautiful girl who practices ballet during the day and sells her body during the night. Also, there is a gay element between some characters. The closing scene is even more striking than the beginning. If you are sick of shallow blockbusters and want to watch a drama with some depth this may be a thing for you.


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