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Chung Cu

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Noted Vietnamese director Viet Linh helms this film about a decade of change in a Saigon tenement. Opening with the 1975 reunification of the country, the film focuses on old janitor Tham. Through his eyes, we observe the building's inhabitants, including a levelheaded cadre member, the niece of the former proprietor, and a dogmatic revolutionary. As the country digs itself out of the ruins of the war, the building's denizens change as more consumer goods become available. Only the elderly Tham clings to...more

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