Film title: Nostalgia for the Countryside (1984)
Subtitles: English, French, German
Directed by: Dang Nhat Minh
Running time: 118 mins
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Powerful and poetic, Nostalgia for the Countryside explores the tensions and traumas of everyday life in a rural northern Vietnamese village.
The arrival from abroad of Quyen, who fled the village as a small girl, coincides with the sexual awakening of 17-year-old Nham, through whose eyes the story unfolds.
While picturesque on the surface, the countryside that Quyen dreamed about turns out to be a landscape of poverty, passion and tragedy – though not without pockets of warmth and humor.
Somewhat controversial at the time of its release, Nostalgia for the Countryside has been acclaimed by international critics as a masterpiece, due largely to the sensitive and compassionate storytelling of director Dang Nhat Minh.
|Produced by HodaFilm and NHK|
|Director:||Dang Nhat Minh|
|Screenplay:||Dang Nhat Minh|
|Camera:||Nguyen Huu Tuan|
|Cast:||Ta Ngoc Bao
Image stills from the film
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