In 19th century rural Vietnam, May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will force her to decide between living in safety and being free.

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Ash Mayfair

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Ash Mayfair
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hong Chuong Nguyen Hong Chuong Nguyen ... Ong Ba
Long Le Vu Long Le Vu ... Hung
Nu Yên-Khê Tran Nu Yên-Khê Tran ... Ha (as Tran Nu Yên-Khê)
Maya Maya ... Xuan (as Mai Thu Huong Maya)
Nguyen Phuong Tra My Nguyen Phuong Tra My ... May
Nhu Quynh Nguyen ... Ba Lao
Nguyen Thanh Tam Nguyen Thanh Tam ... Son
Lam Thanh My Lam Thanh My ... Lien
Mai Cát Vi Mai Cát Vi ... Nhan
Khanh An Tang Khanh An Tang ... Bo Cau
Trung Anh Trung Anh ... Ong Van (as Bui Trung Anh)
Thi Kim Ngan Pham Thi Kim Ngan Pham ... Tuyet
Bao Ngoc Vu Bao Ngoc Vu ... May's Baby
Thi Huyen Nguyen Thi Huyen Nguyen ... Female Servant
Anh Tin Nguyen Anh Tin Nguyen ... Male Servant
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In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

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Drama

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Prior to filming, the cast spent one month rehearsing, living in the main house depicted in the properly, wearing their character's clothes, and behaving much as people from the 19th century would have. See more »

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Edited into Between Shadow and Soul (2020) See more »

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Females ranked as ...
1 October 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Filmed as late 18, early 1900s Vietnam but applies throughout the world today, especially where conservative religious precepts prevail, we see three of the main suppressors of female equality. First, we have forced marriage. Second, we have family honor (usually supposed female dishonor w/consequences). Third, infant female infanticide for, well, not being a male. Are females in many family units value ranked beneath males, livestock & Trump? Several scenes toward the end were not clear, for those not sure Nightshade was suggested, but may not have been accurately presented.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Vietnam

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

15 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Third Wife See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,339, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$84,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$305,755
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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