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Poussières de Vie Details

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This drama provides an insightful examination of life in Vietnam following the Vietnamese war. It places special focus upon the fate of Amerasians in a country that values "racial purity." Son is half Vietnamese and half African-American. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Son's mother tried to find his father, an officer, so Son could go to America. She cannot find him and Son is taken away by the new regime to live in a work camp in the mountains near Cambodia. There can be no escape from these dread camps. Escape attempts are met with death or torture. Much of the film focuses on Son's attempts to adjust to the harshness of camp life. Son does make some friends in Bob, and a camp instructor. He and Bob befriend Shrimp and together they do escape on a raft with hopes of riding the river into Saigon. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rachid Bouchareb Best Foreign Language Film 1995 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Guyant
as Son
Gilles Chitlaphone
as Bob
Leon Outtrabady
as Shrimp

Crew

Rachid Bouchareb
Director
Jean Brehat
Producer
Rachid Bouchareb
Screenwriter
Bernard Gesbert
Screenwriter
Youcef Sahraoui
Cinematographer
Safy Boutella
Composer (Music Score)
Helene Ducret
Editor
Dr. Charles Wang
Executive Producer
Didier Sain
Sound/Sound Designer
Simonetta Mariano
Costume/Wardrobe
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