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Monsoon (2019)

Kit, a British Vietnamese man, returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the Vietnam-American War.

Director:

Hong Khaou

Writer:

Hong Khaou
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Golding ... Kit
Parker Sawyers ... Lewis
David Tran ... Lee
Molly Harris ... Linh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edouard Leo Edouard Leo ... Stephane
Nguyen Myan Nguyen Myan ... Pharmacist
Lâm Vissay ... Henry (as Lamou Vissay)
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Kit, a British Vietnamese man, returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the Vietnam-American War.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 May 2020 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam See more »

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2.20 : 1
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There are slight similarities between Khaou's experience and Kit's - like Kit's family, Khaou's parents fled South-East Asia when he was young - in their case from Cambodia - and he too grew up in Britain, but he wanted to distance himself a little from the film. "I didn't want to make it so much about me, although I guess it is inevitable it always comes out," he says. "I wanted to hide behind this Vietnamese character, so to speak, and talk about these feeling and issues I've always had about having to flee a war-torn country... and the struggle for a sense of cultural identity," Khaou says. See more »

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The very visual definition of Arthouse

Sorry, I don't speak the language. I like my films to have a distinct narrative and be entertaining. Apart from a sense of turmoil and confusion, I couldn't get a handle on it. Evidently the high praise given by others must mean that many others like it. Obscure with an abrupt ending.i was not entertained!


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