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Jonathan Foo, Phan Quang Binh Nguyen

Song of the Stork (Vu khúc con cò)

Edition 2002
111' - 2002 - Drama - Dialogue: Vietnamese
Director: Jonathan Foo, Phan Quang Binh Nguyen Composer: Joshua Hong, Thien Dao Nguyen With: Chi Bao Pham, Ngoc Bao Ta, Quang Hai Ngo
It is April 1968 and the latest batch of enlisted young men have just arrived at the Xuan Mai training camp in preparation to join the on-going Vietnamese-American war. Five young men begin a journey that will alter their perspectives of life forever. They are together for only a brief time, but a bond joins them together that will never break; the same bond that holds a broken country together. The film takes an alternative look at war through the eyes of a people who fought not for any intellectual principle, but simply for the chance to live a peaceful life with their families. It is a story about friendship and betrayal, love and loss, life and death, the many facets of living through a war of uneven odds. It is a crossing of paths, of personal journeys, from the present to the past, from the North to the South, from the West to the East, all culminating on April 30th, 2000, the anniversary of the Liberation of Saigon.

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Credits

Director

Jonathan Foo, Phan Quang Binh Nguyen

Composer

Joshua Hong, Thien Dao Nguyen

With

Chi Bao Pham, Ngoc Bao Ta, Quang Hai Ngo

Scenario

Wayne Karlin, Duy Tom Nguyen, Quang Sang Nguyen, Bon Thu

Director of Photography

Mohd Jeffri Mohd Yusof

Editor

Sean Ashley

Producer

Peggy Lim, Thi Bich Hanh Ngo

More information

Dialogue

Vietnamese

Countries of production

Singapore, Vietnam

Year

2002

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