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Indochine ★★★ 1992 (PG-13)

Soapy melodrama follows the fortunes of Eliane (Deneuve), a Frenchwoman born and reared in Indochina, from 1930 to the communist revolution 25 years later. She contends with the changes to her country as well as her adopted daughter as she grows up and becomes independent. Deneuve's controlled performance (and unchanging beauty) is eminently watchable. Filmed on location in Vietnam with breathtaking cinematography by Francois Catonne. In French with English subtitles. 155m/C VHS, DVD . FR Catherine Deneuve, Linh Dan Pham, Vincent Perez, Jean Yanne, Dominique Blanc, Henri Marteau, Carlo Brandt, Gerard Lartigau; D: Regis Wargnier; W: Erik Orsenna, Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen, Regis Wargnier; C: Francois Catonne; M: Patrick Doyle. Oscars ‘92: Foreign Film; Cesar ‘93: Actress (Deneuve), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Sound, Support. Actress (Blanc); Golden Globes ‘93: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review ‘92: Foreign Film.