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The Long Journey
(Ai Xuoi Van Ly)


1981, six years after Vietnam’s war of reunification. At a crowded and chaotic train station in Ho Chi Minh City, Tan, a Viet Cong (CommunistArmy)officer, is trying to find a seat on the train. He is jealously clutching a knapsack. In 1968 Tan had fought with his friend Thai and Mien, a woman soldier. Thai died during the fight. Tan wants to retrieve Thai’s remains and take them to his home village in the north where Thai’s mother hopes that her son’s remains will be given a proper burial according to Vietnamese customs. At a small station, Tan is reunited with Mien, now a small time trader, but the reunion is a bitter one..

  • Titre français
    The Long Journey
  • Original title
    Ai Xuoi Van Ly
  • Titre international
    The Long Journey
  • Scénario
    Nguy Ngu
  • Photo
    Pham Noang Nam
  • Montage
    Cam Van
  • Son
    Vo Trong Tung
  • Interprétation
    Nguyen Cong Ninh, Moc Mien
  • Production
    Tran Thanh Hung
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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