GENTLE

By Kiet LE-VAN

BLUE LANTERN - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2015

In modern-day Southern Vietnam, the silence is loud between a middle-aged man and a young lady, and love is all but impossible. Based on The Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
A Window on Asian Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • VIETNAM
    • Languages
    • VIETNAMESE, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kiet LE-VAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Dan TRAN
    • Synopsis
    • It is modern day in South Vietnam. Thien’s wife, Linh, just committed suicide by jumping off the rooftop. As he sits over her lifeless body, he recalls how he met her at his pawnshop. Linh grew up in a small rural town with her two aunts who treat her poorly and are controlling. Thien decides to marry her in order to provide her a better life. Their marriage starts out cordially but Thien’s miserly ways taxes his wife, which leads Linh seeking consolation at church. Thien follows his wife to reclaim her. Linh could then no longer bear living with her husband. While laying on their bed, Thien opens his eyes one evening and sees Linh stand over him with a revolver pointing at his temple. Is Thien's recollection trustworthy or there is more than what it seems? It is this suspense that drives the story into its devastatingly shocking conclusion.
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