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Cô Haû Gaí (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Romance | 16 September 2016 (Vietnam)
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When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the... See full summary »

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Derek Nguyen

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Derek Nguyen
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Credited cast:
Kate Nhung ... Linh
Jean-Michel Richaud ... Captain Sebastien Laurent
Kim Xuan Kim Xuan ... Mrs. Han / Ba Han
Svitlana Kovalenko Svitlana Kovalenko ... Madame Camille
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kien An Kien An ... Mr. Chau / Ong Chau
Leon Bown Leon Bown ... Officer Guy
Rosie Fellner ... Madeleine
Cory Jackson Cory Jackson ... Officer Satre
Linh Son Nguyen Linh Son Nguyen ... Bao
Phi Phung Phi Phung ... Mrs. Ngo / Ba Ngo
Gigi Velicitat Gigi Velicitat ... Officer Renault
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When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife... who is out for blood. Written by Anonymous

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Her Arrival Awakes the Wrath of Spirits

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Horror | Romance

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Country:

Vietnam | South Korea

Language:

Vietnamese | English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

The Housemaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Vietnam

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Happy Canvas, HKFilm See more »
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Color
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Low budget, small but efficient scares, political commentary in guise of romantic horror.
7 November 2018 | by msghallSee all my reviews

With elements of master-servant romantic relationships in both the Korean film of the same name and Vietnam's superior "Scent of Green Papaya," like those movies, this solid movie does much with very little. What seems like a simple haunting with romantic overtones turns into an epic tale underpinning a much larger morality tale of retribution for colonial injustice. While too slow for many Westerners, this movie makes the most of what it has, never overplaying but keeping viewers guessing. Don't get too comfortable or bored because the whole thing wraps up in a tight, illuminating ending that resonates after the credits. You'll be glad you stay until the end. But be warned: if you were looking for easy romance or obvious horror, you're likely to be disappointed. There's much more to "The Housemaid" than kisses and scares.


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