ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM (LUA PHAT)

By Dustin NGUYEN

VIETNAM MEDIA CORP. / BHD CO, LTD - as SALES

Fantasy - Completed 2013

Once upon a time, foreign invaders came from distant lands to conquer our beloved country. Time and time again, they’re exorcized by the most elite of the Monk-Hood. The elite of these elites were known as The Masters.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • VIETNAM
    • Languages
    • VIETNAMESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dustin NGUYEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Dustin NGUYEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Thi Bich Hien NGO (BHD Co.Ltd), Thi Ngoc Hiep NGUYEN (Vietnam Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • So begins our story, set in a small town on the verge of change. A crime boss is buying up land and bullying its residents out of their homes and businesses. All that stands in his way is the neighborhood baker and his family, who runs a small but struggling bakery in the heart of town. Facing the strong-arm tactics of the crime boss and his cronies, the baker and his beautiful wife strive in vain to unify the scared locals to protect what remains of a once innocent and peaceful way of life. Their luck changes when a mysterious stranger comes to town in the form of Dao, a disenfranchised monk who they enlist to balance the fight against the crime boss.
      The story takes a turn when Dao’s mysterious past as a “Master” catches up with him, as we realize he’s a fugitive from the government, having deserted the Emperor and breaking his “oath.” Also complicating the story is a relationship Dao develops with the baker’s wife. Their relationship threatens to destroy what’s left of the town and the family at the heart of the conflict.
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