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Monsoon (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 13 November 2020 (USA)
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Kit, a British man of Vietnamese heritage, returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years after leaving the country with his parents, when he was six years old, at the end of the Vietnam War.

Director:

Hong Khaou

Writer:

Hong Khaou
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Golding ... Kit
William Do William Do ... Estate Agent
David Tran ... Lee
Lam Anh Dao Lam Anh Dao ... Lee's Mum
Ho Nhi Ho Nhi ... Katie
Phan Bao Ngoc Phan Bao Ngoc ... Tran (Tour Guide)
Võ Liên Võ Liên ... Plant Shop Seller
Parker Sawyers ... Lewis
Molly Harris ... Linh
Olivia Hearn Olivia Hearn ... Sophie
Sap Bui Sap Bui ... Elderly Woman
Mach Su Mach Su ... Elderly Man
Edouard Leo Edouard Leo ... Stephane
Nguyen Hau Nguyen Hau ... Vietnamese Man
Le Hoang Minh Le Hoang Minh ... Linh's Father
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Storyline

Kit's family fled Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam when he was 6 years old to escape the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. More than 30 years later, he returns for the first time since, to repatriate his mother's ashes, where he also meets Lee, an estranged second cousin, Linh, a Vietnamese student, and Lewis, a gay American clothing designer. He arranges an online date with Lewis, which turns into something more. Struggling to rediscover the country he never knew, he is able to discover friendship, love, and happiness on his journey. Written by csbuffs / edited by TrivWhiz

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Drama | History | Romance

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The film began to take shape when Lilting (2014) played in Sundance, and the prestigious Sundance Screenwriter's Lab suggested Hong Khaou pitch them an idea for his next project. See more »

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"For my courageous parents" See more »


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Written by Andy Ferguson & Matthew McBriar
Performed by Bicep
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Published by BMG Rights Management UK Limited. A BMG Company
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Sensitive one man's journey
15 October 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Observational and lyrical, Acclaimed BAFTA-nominee director Hong Khaou follows the personal journey of Kit (the hunky Henry Golding from "Crazy Rich Asians"), a British man who returns to modern Vietnam, his childhood place, in order to find relief for his emotional crisis. Exploring his roots and cultural identity, he meets Lewis (Parker Sawyers) and they ignite a sexually-charged relationship while dealing with each other's traumas, loneliness and lust. The result is a fascinating and inclusive, sexy and nostalgic redemptive story. (Strand Releasing will release the film in November 2020.)


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Country:

UK | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Vietnamese | French

Release Date:

13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam See more »

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$83,446
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2.35 : 1
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