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The Beautiful Country

  • Film
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Time Out says

A handful of stunning shots in this melodrama will leave you dizzy: a farmer leading an ox through neck-deep water; a group of flaming paper lanterns floating through the sky. When they sporadically appear during this parable about a half-Vietnamese, half-white man (Nguyen) who goes through hell to find his MIA American father (Nolte), it's almost possible to forget the cloying, clumpy storytelling. Then a plot turn or a line of dialogue drop-kicks you out of your reverie, and you realize that the intermittent gorgeous visuals are nothing more than small respites from a ho-hum movie.
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Release Details

  • Duration:125 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Hans Petter Moland
  • Screenwriter:Sabina Murray
  • Cast:
    • Damien Nguyen
    • Mai Thi Hoa
    • Dinh Xuan Phuc
    • Tim Roth
    • Nick Nolte
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