Áo lụa Hà Đông / The White Silk Dress

TitleÁo lụa Hà Đông / The White Silk Dress
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHuynh, Luu
Running Time2h 22m
Date Released10/2006
DistributorPhuoc Sang Films
Publication LanguageVietnamese

The Vietnamese film, The White Silk Dress, won the top prize at the 2007 Golden Kite Awards and was officially selected as that year’s entry from Vietnam for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. The love story of Dan (a beautiful young woman) and Gu (a humpback), servants from two separate households in Ha Dong, Vietnam, who have suffered most of their lives at the hands of their cruel French masters. The couple flee south soon after Gu presents Dan with a wedding gift - the precious white silk dress his mother had owned (his one valuable possession), while he promises her a proper marriage someday in the future. The couple arrive in the seaside town of Hoi An and build a new life, with Dan ultimately giving birth to 4 daughters. Despite struggling through immense poverty and hardships, the family is happy and fulfilled as long as they have each other, but the horrors of the encroaching war brings tragedy and threatens to tear them apart.

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