Along with her two friends, a determined woman travels to Vietnam to bring home the young girl her recently deceased daughter had planned to adopt.


Patricia Ferreira


Marta Sánchez





Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Machi ... Carmen
Adriana Ozores ... Rosa
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Elvira
Dani Rovira ... Andrés
Eric Nguyen Eric Nguyen ... Dan
Pedro Casablanc ... Javier
José Troncoso José Troncoso ... Carlos
José Burgos José Burgos ... Manuel
Ana López Segovia Ana López Segovia ... Elena (as Ana López)
Pedro Miguel Martínez ... Embajador
Nguyen Ngan Ha Nguyen Ngan Ha ... Thi Mai
Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan ... Directora orfanato
Manh Cuong Tran Manh Cuong Tran ... Funcionario de adopciones
Antonio Gil ... Iñigo
Alberto Jo Lee ... Croupier


Carmen learns that her daughter Maria died in an accident. After a couple of days, she decides to go to her apartment for some paperwork but here she discovers that Maria was about to adopt a Vietnamese girl named Thi Mai. Carmen then decides to go to Vietnam with her friends Elvira and Rosa, although none of the three has ever left Spain in their life. During the search for Thi Mai, they will have the opportunity to experience crazy and hilarious situations caused by cultural differences. They will be accompanied by Dan, a Vietnamese guide, and Andrés, a young Spanish actor going to Hanoi to live with his partner. Written by tosem

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Just the Right Mix
17 October 2018 | by TrTm316See all my reviews

I watched this because I'd seen Dani Rovira and Carmen Machi in Spanish Affair (1 & 2), and I had high expectations that Thi Mai might blend this slightly more serious plot with just the right amount of heartwarming humor. I wasn't disappointed!

When her daughter dies just as she's been approved to adopt a young orphaned Vietnamese girl, Carmen travels there with friends hoping to adopt the child herself. Battling bureaucracy and lack of a common language, Carmen won't give up, determined to coax some ray of goodness from a sad beginning.

A lot of light films resolve big problems in ways that are ridiculous. Thi Mai does better than many, with a solution that mixes the unlikely with the credible. The scenery, both rural and urban, is fascinating to those of us who haven't been there. My only gripe is that Vietnamese dialog wasn't subtitled. Perhaps the director wanted us to feel the protagonists' limitations?

If you're ready for a gentle tug on your heartstrings, this is a movie well worth seeing.

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (Spain) See more »

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