Boat People

Synopsis: A Japanese reporter arrives in Vietnam hoping to capture the essence the society under the rule of the Communist Party. With the help of a vietnamese girl, he eventually opens his eyes to the painful truth of postwar Vietnam.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ann Hui
Production: International Spectrafilm
  6 wins & 7 nominations.
109 min

but I've checked their stocks...

and they don't even have Chinese Moutai!

Don't worry, I'm happy with beer.


Comrade Le tells me

you had a brush with the police.

I was in the wrong myself.

Not at all, we are the ones to apologise.

I got on to the unit responsible

as soon as I heard

You have done a lot of us

in the world's press.

Now you're our honoured guest.

You'll have no more trouble.

Photograph whatever you like.

If you find anything wrong, please tell us.

We will do our best to improve!

That is true friendship!

Thank you!

Cheers, here's to success of your project.

- Thanks. - Cheers.


Comrade Le, Mr. Akutagawa,

I'm afraid we're short of staff.

Come on inside,


Let's clap our hands

to welcome our griend from Japan.

Uncle, hold me.

Uncle, hold me too.

And me!

Little friends, sit down

and let Uncle take your photo.

Don't be naughty. Sit down again.

It's alright, let them.

Let go, back to your seats.

What's going on?

Go back to your seat. Don't be naughty.

How come?

I don't know.

Maybe they all like Mr. Akutagawa.

Come with me!

Hold me... hold me...

Be good child, I'll hold you later.

I just wanted them to sit quietly

and behave themselves...

so he can see how well our orphans

are cared for.

I didn't want anything like this.

I didn't arrange it.

The children like being held.

They don't often get the chance.

Where are you staff? Washing underwear?

We're below strength.

We need three more staff.

Alright. You can stop worrying.

We'll send someone to replace you.

Hold me, Uncle.

Mr. Akutagawa!

Hold me, Uncle.

I was born not far from here.

This used to be the best place

for an evening stroll.

There were hawkers selling seafood

from boats.

Now they've all fled to Hong Kong

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