THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

By Hans Petter MOLAND (ABERDEEN)

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Drama - Completed 2004

THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY is an epic, highly emotional and ultimately uplifting story of one young man's seemingly impossible search for his lost father.

    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, VIETNAMESE
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hans Petter MOLAND (ABERDEEN)
    • Producer(s)
    • Edward R. PRESSMAN, Terrance MALICK, Thomas BACKSTORM
    • Synopsis
    • Binh (DAMIEN NGUYEN - debut), a young Vietnamese man, makes an extraordinary six-month journey from his village, 300 miles south of Saigon, all the way to a farm in Texas - in search of his long lost GI father (NICK NOLTE - Hulk, Affliction). As he travels with his young brother, his arduous trip is almost cut short when his refugee boat breaks down. Picked up by the authorities he is then interned into a camp in Malaysia - where an opportunistic escape with another refugee Ling (BAI LING - Taxi 3, Anna and the King, Red Corner) onto a smuggler's cargo boat, allows his quest to continue. Binh is then confronted by starvation, illness and an insane culture of gambling for food and water on the ocean freighter, skippered by Captain Oh (TIM ROTH - Pulp Fiction, Planet of the Apes). Eventually making it to New York - he discovers that he has effectively become an indentured slave to the restaurant owners he 'works' for. But for all this, his dream of finding his father never falters…
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