France employs local secret agents in Vietnam 1922 to eliminate resistance. The rebel leader's pretty daughter gets captured. Later an agent seems to have fallen in love with her and helps her escape. He flees, too. Lots of martial arts.
Van Veronica Ngo,
The re-enactment of the traditional dress (ao dai) era in 1960s, Saigon, thought to be the heyday of traditional Vietnamese costumes. Interwoven into that transformation in fashion and ... See full summary »
Buu Loc Tran
Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc,
Van Veronica Ngo
An indie musician unexpectedly meets a motorcycle taxi driver in Saigon on a beautiful morning. They decide to spend the whole day just wandering and singing songs about life, mistakes they've made, and the burning dreams in their hearts.
A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.
After a fortuneteller tells her that she's going to die soon in 3 days, An runs into a handsome but weird stranger who keeps telling her that he's The Death. His mission is to kill her with... See full summary »
Hackers have become the bank robbers in the new world of crypto-currency. In order to catch the most wanted hacker, "The Ghost", an Interpol special agent assembles a team of thieves to plan the ultimate heist. But as any good criminal knows, there is no honor among thieves.
This movie was made in Vietnam, a place that one would not consider to be where quality films are made. The story is along the lines of "Ocean 11," where a group of unlikely partners get together in order to execute a very complex robbery. In this case, rather than stealing valuables that are physical, the target is assets expressed in cyber form, namely bitcoins. Not only do the perpetrators have to break into a secure vault, they must access a computer and transfer the bitcoins using a security device embedded in the target's ring, which he wears at all times. As in keeping with such movies, there are many special effects with the camera shot bouncing from location to location and person to person.
The movement from action shot to action shot is not as crisp as viewers of Hollywood movies have come to expect. Yet, they are not bad. What makes the movie distinct from the others in the genre is that the ending is not formulaic. In other movies, the group of thieves successfully carries out the heist and then laughs their way to and sometimes into the credits. That is not the case here, the last part of the movie contains some very unexpected twists.
One of the strongest features of the movie is the fact that the target assets are digital in form. Given that most monetary transfers in the world today are electronic, this is a new area of the big crime genre that must be explored in cinema.
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