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The Guava House (2000)

Mùa oi (original title)
A middle-aged man whose emotional and mental development ended at adolescence becomes obsessed with a guava tree in the yard of his former childhood home. When he is arrested trying sneak ... See full summary »

Director:

Dang Nhat Minh

Writers:

Dang Nhat Minh (novel), Dang Nhat Minh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bài Bình Bui Bài Bình Bui ... Hoa
Lan Huong Nguyen Lan Huong Nguyen ... Thuy
Thu Thuy Pham Thu Thuy Pham ... Loan
Thi Huong Thao Le Thi Huong Thao Le ... Hue
Thao Huong Thao Huong
Do Hua Do Hua
Khac Lam Pham Khac Lam Pham ... Lawyer
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A middle-aged man whose emotional and mental development ended at adolescence becomes obsessed with a guava tree in the yard of his former childhood home. When he is arrested trying sneak into the yard, he forms a unique relationship with the daughter of the home's current resident.

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Country:

Vietnam | France

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

17 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,250
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DTS

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A Society Unknown to Most of Us
5 July 2004 | by michaelfSee all my reviews

Nhat Minh Dang gives us a look at the complex society that is modern Vietnam. We see a Buddhist society with a Communist government that is beginning to embrace western values -- at least commercial values. All these competing factors have their positive and negative sides, which the writer/director presents with openness and honesty, and through the eyes of a mentally underdeveloped young man working as an artist model. The story centers around his boyhood home and the quava tree which grew outside. The house and the tree both symbolize the history of Vietnam in the 20th century.

For most of us, this is a glimpse of a world most of us do not know -- not to mention a well made film.


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