The Beautiful Country


During the Vietnam war, many American soldiers fathered children with Vietnamese woman. This is the tale of the result of one such union, a young man who grew up ostracised by his friends for his height and American origins. He decides to track down his father, journeying to America via a refugee camp in Malaysia. He is exploited as an illegal alien in New York, before making his way to Houston to find his father.

122 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10.
Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Nick Nolte, Thu Anh, Ling Bai, Glen Bradford, Thi Hong Bui, Devin Carbaugh
Director
Hans Petter Moland
ScreenplaySabina Murray, Lingard Jervey
MusicZbigniew Preisner
CinematographyStuart Dryburg
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2004
Produced byDinamo Story A/S. Sunflower Productions LLC. Norsk Filmfond, Sud-Est Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild, infrequent
NudityNone
SexMild, hints only
ViolenceModerate
PrejudicePart of subject matter
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature accompaniment for children under the age of 10. Moving saga of courage with adult themes and moments of intense sadness, sensitively handled.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
5
Cape Times
Kevin Crust
10
iAfrica.com
Jocelyn Newmarch
15
The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
8
eye Weekly
James Simons
13

What the People say

Internet
328 Netizens
14

Average .. 53%

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