The Beautiful Country Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Beautiful Country the Movie

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In 1990, 20-year-old Binh (Nguyen) lives with poverty and discrimination in Vietnam because of his mixed ancestry: his father was an American solider. Binh's dying mother sends him on an illegal journey to the U.S. in hopes of tracking down his dad in Houston. There's an extended sequence involving a Malaysian refugee camp (with Ling as a friendly prostitute) and a trip on a freighter (captained by Roth) before the young man makes it to the States and finally meets his dad (Nolte). Earnest, gentle, and sometimes harrowing (and rather too long).

Distribution

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

Available on DVD
Running time 137 minutes.
Originally from Norwegian, United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Immigration, Asia, Asian America, Adventure Drama, Vietnam War, Road Trip, Culture Clash
Screenplay
Larry Gross, Sabina Murray
Cast
Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Bai Ling, Temuera Morrison, Damien Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Huong Dung, Chau Thi Kim Xuan, Anh Thu, Khong Duc Thuan, Chapman To, Vu Tang, Nguyen Than Kien, Bui Ti Hong, John Hussey
Cinematography
Stuart Dryburgh
Director
Hans Petter Moland
Music
Zbigniew Preisner
Other
Kim Dalum, Wibecke Ronseth, Lynne Moon, Anne Pedersen, Karl Juliusson
Producer
Peter Borgli, Terrence Malick, Edward R. Pressman, Tomas Backstrom, Sunflower, Dinamo Story, Sony Pictures Classics, SF Norge

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