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The Teardrop Pearl of Ha Long


This Asian melodrama, set in Vietnam during the late 1970s, follows a love affair torn asunder by social pressures and border politics. The story takes place in a small community northwestern Vietnam where the Chinese and locals have lived in harmony for many years. A-Chau is a Chinese potter. She is in love with Quang, a fisherman. Unfortunately, she is forced to marry the son of her family's benefactor Ma Cuong, a spoiled selfish brat. He is also ethnic Chinese. A-Chau protests in vain that Ma, her...more