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Vao Nam Ra Bac Details

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Genres: Psychological Drama, War Drama, Drama


In this independent Vietnamese drama, a man drinking at a nightclub in Ho Chi Minh City keeps looking at one of the hostesses, certain he's seen her somewhere before. As he drifts back through his memories, he becomes convinced that the woman at the club was a child who helped him when he was a soldier in the war against the United States, shortly before he ran away and left his military obligations behind him. As he thinks about his own past, as well as the toll the war inflicted upon the girl and her family, he muses about the impact Vietnam's urban culture has had on what was once a largely rural nation. Directed by Phi Tien Son, Vao Nam Ra Bac stars Le Hong Quang and Vu Phuong Thanh. The film was screened at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi