Vietnamese Cinema Classics

Little Girl of Hanoi

Little Girl of Hanoi (1973)

Price: $19.50

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Hai Ninh’s 1974 Vietnamese propaganda feature, partly filmed during the U.S. bombing of Hanoi in 1972, is how strong and accomplished and beautiful it is, particularly given the almost impossible circumstances under which it was made.

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The traveling Circus

Traveling Circus (1988)

Price: $19.50

Set in the central highlands of Vietnam, The Traveling Circus is a bittersweet story of famine-ridden villagers, who are tricked by an illusion of food into helping a circus that is secretly searching for gold in their region.

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The Gamble

The Gamble (1991)

Price: $19.50

During the early Doi moi period the social realist style emerged in Vietnamese cinema. The Gamble was one of the first films to honestly portray the social evils of gambling, prostitution and drugs in a non-ideological manner.

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Nostalgian for the Countryside

Nostalgia for the Countryside (1984)

Price: $19.50

Somewhat controversial at the time of its release, the movie has been acclaimed by international critics as a masterpiece, due largely to the sensitive and compassionate storytelling of director Dang Nhat Minh.

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When the Tenth Month Comes

When the Tenth Month Comes (1996)

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A haunting portrait of one woman’s struggle with loss and personal sacrifice during the war, WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES is considered by many local and international critics to be the greatest Vietnamese movie ever made.

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Song of the South

Song of the South (1997)

Price: $45.50

Set in the Mekong Delta region (south of Saigon) during the French colonial period (1940’s) while popular resistance was growing. The story foreshadows the eventual wars for independence.

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A Dream in Hanoi DVD

A Dream in Hanoi (2009)

Price: $5

A young boy’s life is changed forever when he meets a ballet dancer on the streets of Hanoi. This is the true story of how Cao Chi Thanh (principal dancer with Vietnam National Ballet) was inspired to begin studying ballet at the age of 11.

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