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Song Lang (2018)

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An unlikely bond forms between an underground debt collector and a cai luong "Vietnamese opera" performer against the backdrop of Saigon in the 90s.

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Leon Le
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kim Chi Kim Chi ... Cigarette Lady
Isaac Isaac ... Linh Phung
Vu T. Le Thi Vu T. Le Thi ... The Mother
Phuong Minh Phuong Minh ... Auntie Nga
Huynh Ngoc Huynh Ngoc ... Ms. Le
Bao Chau Nguyen Bao Chau Nguyen ... Lu Bo / Trieu Da
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen ... Hong Dieu (as Kieu Trinh)
Lien Binh Phat Lien Binh Phat ... Dung 'Thunderbolt'
Kim Phuong Kim Phuong ... The Boss
Huu Quoc Huu Quoc ... Khanh Linh
Tu Quyen Tu Quyen ... Thuy Van
Hoang Sang Hoang Sang ... Teacher
Hong Sap Hong Sap ... Wardrobe
Kim Long Thach Kim Long Thach ... The Father
Tu Thanh Tu Thanh ... Lan
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It's 1980s in Saigon. Linh Phung is a star of a traveling Cai-luong (traditional folk opera) troupe deep in debt to a local loan shark. Dung "thunderbolt" is the enforcer come to collect. After an unlikely bond forms between the two, Linh Phung learns how a lived life is necessary for art and Dung follows art back to a life worth living.

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When art meets life.

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Country:

Vietnam

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Song lang See more »

Filming Locations:

Vietnam

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Créa TV See more »
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3:2
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Debut performance from Actor Lien Binh Phat. See more »

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Want to know how good Vietnamese film industry is ? Watch Song Lang then make up your mind
18 March 2019 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

I give a lot of harsh critism toward Vietnamese movies since the day I decided to watch more movie produce from my country in order to find the same on the edge of the seat feeling that I got from other film industry in the West and the East until Furie ( 2019) and just now Song Lang (2018) make my heart burst into tears for how much well shot, well directed, well acting and most importanly how much emotionally invested I am with the characters. I don't normally seek out movies that touch on the LGBT subject because it's not my cup of tea when I'm more of a a action, horror person myself but in the case with Song Lang it not only a beautifully make movie with great cinematography and nailed the retro scenery of Vietnam down to a T but it also a heartfell drama story about two guy each from opposite site settle down their differences and learn how to love themselves more. It such a damn shame that right now only Vietnamese people can see this movie because there no overseas release for Song Lang at all and I would love to see it got the attention it deserves in the future


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