The White Silk Dress

Synopsis: The love story of Dan (a beautiful young woman) and Gu (a humpback), servants from two separate households in Ha Dong, Vietnam who have suffered most of their lives at the hands of their cruel masters. The couple flee south soon after Gu presents Dan with a wedding gift - the precious white silk dress his mother had owned (his one valuable possession), while he promises her a proper marriage someday in the future. The couple arrive in the seaside town of Hoi An and build a new life, with Dan ultimately giving birth to 4 daughters. Despite struggling through immense poverty and hardships, the family is happy and fulfilled as long as they have each other, but the horrors of the encroaching war brings tragedy and threatens to tear them apart.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Luu Huynh
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Year:
2006
142 min
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Oh my God! You whore!

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Who are you dreaming about?

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To let the food for

the pigs burn like that?

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You should be stomped by elephants

and shredded by horses!

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You stubborn, shameful, silly nitwit!

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You disobedient fool!

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You never listen do you!

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For heaven's sake!

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Smell it, smell the pot!

Madame, please forgive me!

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Mrs. Hien Can't you smell the pot?

How dare you argue with me!

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Forgive you? And what about my pig pot?

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Madame, I wasn't daydreaming!

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How dare you carry on like this!

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Servant! I own you!

You dare argue with me?

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You ingrate!

I will beat you to death!

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From now on, I forbid you to see anyone!

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You hear me?

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Yes, Madame. Do you remember what

you,re supposed to do this afternoon?

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Yes, I do.

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I must catch crabs and snails

to make soup for you tonight.

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Then why are you still sitting here?

Go now!

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Once darkness comes,

the field will be submerged.

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Come back empty-handed,

you'll be dead with me!

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I'll beat the living daylight out of you!

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You scared me.

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Why are you staring at me like that?

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Come and rest for awhile.

I'll give you a hand later.

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Run away with me.

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Run away?

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Where to?

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I'm not sure.

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As poor as I am, what else can

I be but someone's servant?

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Even if I have to beg,

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to work like a buffalo or a dog to take

care of you, I'll be happy too.

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I hope to get you out of here.

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So she can't abuse you anymore.

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I promise to get you out of here.

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What are you doing here?

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Lately, the Viet Minh have been

uprising everywhere making me crazy.

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Are you aware of that, Mr. Governor?

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Yes, I've heard.

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Have no fear, Captain.

In my village, rest at ease.

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Relax and drink until you're drunk.

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No Viet Minh dare act up here.

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If someone just breathes like a Viet Minh

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I'll have my soldiers strangle him,

chain him and send him

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to the frontline to be a human shield

for the French soldiers.

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See that.

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Please drink Captain.

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Don't waste your time

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Luu Huynh

Lưu Huỳnh (born Saigon) is a Vietnam-born Vietnamese American film director. His family arrived in America when he was 16 years old. He worked as a director for the Vietnamese diaspora variety show Paris By Night, which is banned in Vietnam. In 1997, a segment he directed accompanying a song by Trịnh Công Sơn generated much controversy among overseas Vietnamese because it allegedly depicted South Vietnam during the Vietnam War in a negative light.His 2007 film The White Silk Dress (Áo lụa Hà Đông) won the Audience Award at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, the Kodak Vision award at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival in Japan, and the highly coveted "Best foreign film" award at the Golden Rooster Awards in China.The White Silk Dress has also been officially selected to represent Vietnam at the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category."The Legend is Alive" (Huyền thoại bất tử) released in 2009 and won six Golden Kite Awards, including a tie for Best Film.His latest film, "In the name of love" (Lấy chồng người ta) was nominated for People's choice award in 2012. more…

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