The Scent of Green Papaya Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Scent of Green Papaya the Movie

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Tranquil film, set in 1951 Vietnam, follows 10-year-old peasant girl Mui as she spends the next 10 years as a servant in a troubled family, gracefully accommodating herself to the small changes in her life. At 20, she finds a fairy-tale romance with her next employer, a young pianist. Presents a romanticized view of the stoicism of Vietnamese women but is visually beautiful. Directorial debut of Hung is based on his childhood memories of Vietnam, which he re-created on a soundstage outside Paris. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from Vietnamese.

Cast and Crew

Coming of Age, Period Piece: 1950s, Women, Asia
Tran Anh Hung, Patricia Petit
Tran Nu Yen-Khe, Lu Man San, Truong Thi Loc, Vuong Hoa Hoi
Benoit Delhomme
Tran Anh Hung
Ton That Tiet
Christophe Rossignon, First Look Pictures

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