Nostalgia for the Countryside (1984)

Nostalgia for the Countryside DVD

Film title: Nostalgia for the Countryside (1984)

Language: Vietnamese

Subtitles: English, French, German

Directed by: Dang Nhat Minh

Running time: 118 mins

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Audience Award - Nantes International Film Festival; Jury Prize - Fribourg Youth Festival 1997

Film details

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.

Film credits

Produced by HodaFilm and NHK
Director: Dang Nhat Minh
Screenplay: Dang Nhat Minh
Camera: Nguyen Huu Tuan
Cast: Ta Ngoc Bao
Thuy Huong
Le Van
Trinh Thinh

Image stills from the film

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