The Scent of Green Papaya

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The Scent of Green Papaya ★★★ Mui du du Xanh 1993

Tranquil film, set in 1951 Vietnam, follows 10-year-old peasant girl Mui as she spends the next 10 years as a servant in a troubled family, gracefully accommodating herself to the small changes in her life. At 20, she finds a fairytale romance with her next employer, a young pianist. Presents a romanticized view of the stoicism of Viet namese women but is visually beautiful. Directorial debut of Hung is based on his childhood memories of Vietnam, which he recreated on a soundstage outside Paris. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. 104m/C VHS, DVD . VT Tran Nu Yen-Khe, Lu Man San, Truong Thi Loc, Vuong Hoa Hoi; D: Tran Anh Hung; W: Tran Anh Hung, Patricia Petit; C: Benoit Delhomme; M: Ton That Tiet.

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