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Cha và con và

Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories

Unsere sonnigen Tage

Le Cong Hoang (Actor), Phan Dang Di (Director, Screenwriter), Do Thi Hai Yen (Actress)
Moderation: Vincenzo Bugno

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Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a charismatic young man who is at home amongst drug dealers, gamblers and prostitutes in the nightlife of Saigon. Thang introduces Vu to the nightclub dancer Van and they have sex, even though Vu feels more attracted to his friend. One day, another flatmate, a street singer, is mugged. When Vu and Thang hurry to his rescue, they are chased and eventually forced to flee to Vu's village in the Mekong Delta, where his father introduces him to his prospective wife. But Vu has little interest in the girl and instead watches with jealousy as Thang flirts with her ...
A magical love story against the backdrop of tabooed homosexuality and state-sanctioned intrusion into the private sphere. Phan Dang Di uses images from nature and the landscape of the swampy and impenetrable jungles of the Mekong as metaphors for emotional worlds and mental states.

Vietnam / France / Germany / Netherlands 2014, 100 min

by

Phan Dang Di

with

Do Thi Hai Yen
Nguyen Ha Phong
Le Cong Hoang
Truong The Vinh
Mai Quoc Viet
Le Van Hoang
Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh
Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc
Nguyen Thien Tu
Chau The Tam

World Sales

UDI - Urban Distribution International