JOURNEY FROM THE FALL

VUOT SONG

By Ham TRAN

HORIZON MOTION PICTURES - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2005

Inspired by actual events, the film follows a family's fight for freedom and the mass exodus of boat people in the wake of war-torn Vietnam.

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, THAILAND
    • Languages
    • VIETNAMESE, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 135 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ham TRAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ham TRAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Lam NGUYEN
    • Synopsis
    • April 30th, 1975, against his wife's wishes, Long Nguyen chooses to stay in Vietnam and fight for his beloved country as the American forces pull out. Knowing that his decision may separate him from his family forever, he asks his wife, Mai, to leave their homeland for safer shores. Together with her son and mother-in-law, Mai reluctantly boards a tiny fishing boat bound for America and they begin a perilous journey across the sea, with nothing but hope to keep them alive. Meanwhile, as the city of Saigon falls under communist rule, Long is captured and imprisoned in a series of re-education camps. There, he endures solitary confinement and witnesses the death of his friends, spiraling him downwards into a deep despair. Believing his family is dead, Long's faith is revived when a mysterious visitor brings news of their survival in the new world. In one moment his fate becomes clear, and he sets in motion a dangerous plan to escape and join his family in freedom. Journey from the Fall is dedicated to the millions of boat people and survivors of the communist re-education camps. This is their story.
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