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Monsoon (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 November 2020 (USA)
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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.


Hong Khaou


Hong Khaou
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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


Kits family fled Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam when he was 6 years old to escape the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Now he returns for the first time since where he meets Lee, an estranged second cousin, Linh, a Vietnamese student, and Lewis, an American clothing designer. He arranges an online date that 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

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Drama | 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 »

Crazy Credits

"For my courageous parents" See more »


I Know What Boys Like
Written by Chris Butler
Performed by Kumi Solo
Produced by Stephane Laporte and Olivier Lamm
Published by Spirit Music Publishing Limited / Spirit One Music / Merovingian Music
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Film Review - Monsoon (2019) 6.5/10
19 November 2020 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

"MONSOON, for what it is worth, is a minimalistic cinematic prose about transiting, Kit is constantly seen on the move whether in Saigon or Hanoi (provenance of his parentage), by scooters or on a train, contemplating everything that flows in front of his eyes. In his drab service apartment, or a restaurant with a view, his eyes wander towards the landscape or cityscape, that he knows he must acculturate, yet there are missing pieces there, sustained by Golding's faintly stressed aloofness and an innocuous air of ordinariness, the overwhelming sense of displacement gels mildly if none too spectacularly."

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English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Monsoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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