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The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh) (1994)

Directed by


Starring
Tran Nu Yên-Khê Tran Nu Yên-Khê
Mui Age 20
Nhat Do Nhat Do
Lam


Written by
Anh Dung Tran Anh Dung Tran
(written by)


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A very good movie

11 years, 11 months ago at Mar 10 12:30
It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely rewatch it at some point. First of all, what ever happened to Anh Hung Tran?!? Back in the 1993, he burst into the film world with this movie which was a massive critical success, at least in France, following its release at the Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, during the last 15 years, he has made only 2 movies, the Japa... read more
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In 1950s Saigon, Mui, a 10-year-old peasant girl, goes to work as a servant for a merchant family. Quiet, well-mannered, and almost supernaturally observant of the most minute and beautiful details that life has to offer, she grows into a young woman who is as much a part of the somewhat dysfunctional family as the real members themselves. As the family runs out of money, she is sent to work for a family friend, a young man whom she has known since she was a child and whom she secretly loves. Beautifully photographed, the film was the winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
Release date: 28 January 1994
UPC: 043396077232
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