Three Seasons

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Three Seasons ★★ 1998 (PG-13)

First American indie production to be shot in Vietnam with nativespeaking actors since the war (by Vietnamborn, U.S.raised director Bui in his feature debut) has a number of beautiful shots but not much story to back it up. Bustling Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) sets the stage for the intertwining fortunes of five characters: young flower seller Kien An (Hiep), street kid Woody (Duoc), cyclo driver Hai (Duong), prostitute Lan (Bui), and ex-Marine Hager (Keitel), who's searching for his Amer-Asian daughter. 110m/C VHS . Harvey Keitel, Don Duong, Nguyen Ngoc Hiep, Zoe Bui, Nguyen Huu Duoc, Tran Manh Cuong; D: Tony Bui; W: Tony Bui, Timothy Linh Bui; C: Lisa Rinzler; M: Richard Horowitz. Ind. Spirit ‘00: Cinematog.; Sundance ‘99: Cinematog., Aud. Award, Grand Jury Prize.