The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?
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Viet Nam News The film is being distributed worldwide by leading international sales company Arclight Films, which also has the rights for a sci-fi thriller by director John Murlowski. Hai Phượng is directed by Lê Văn Kiệt of HCM City. It stars Vân, known as Veronica Ngo, who was recently seen in the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Tico’s sister, Paige, and Netflix’s original feature film Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Vân plays Hai Phượng, a gangster who retired from a life of crime after the birth of her daughter. She is not able to escape her violent past after her daughter is kidnapped. She is forced back into the underworld which she wants to leave behind to rescue her daughter from an infamous organ-trafficking ring. Hai Phượng includes action scenes by acclaimed action director Kefi Abrikh, who worked for the Hollywood hits Jacson Bourne and Lucy. The film’s producer … [Read more...] about Female director’s film is on sale at Cannes festival