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Release Date: January 28th, 1994

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In this Vietnamese drama, a young peasant girl named Mui (Lu Man San) is hired to work for a well-to-do family in Saigon. Although the household's fortunes change for the worse, Mui stays with them as a servant and grows infatuated with one of their friends, the handsome Khuyen (Vuong Hoa Hoi). Years later, Mui (Tran Nu Yen-Khe) is employed by Khuyen, who has become a renowned pianist. Although Khuyen has a girlfriend, he gradually begins to realize his own strong connection with Mui.

Cast: Tran Nu Yen-Khe, Lu Man San, Truong Thi Loc, Nguyen Anh Hoa, Vuong Hoa Hoi, Tran Ngoc Trung, Souvannavong Keo, Do Nhat

Director: Tran Anh Hung

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Les Productions Lazennec, La SFP Cinema, Le Studio Canal +, La Sept Cinema, Centre National de la Cinematographie

Distributors: First Look, Cine Company S.A.

Keywords: 1960s, Melodramatic, 1950s, Underdog, Girlfriend, Love, Love interest, Mother, Emotional


Nominated Foreign Language Film