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beautifuly filmed, a bizarly relaxing film
on 8 March 2001
This film manages to be fantasticly calm, despite the depection of corruption in Vietnam. The film tells the stroy of a boy and his sister, living secret lives in order to financially support their remaining family. These secret lives are linked to the same gang, as organised crime is rife in the city of Hanoi. The film is slow moving yet not dull, we see murder, prostitution and madness, at a reflective pace. Set to enchanting music, even a surprise visit from Radiohead`s `creep`. Despite it`s content this is not an action film, nor is it too slow, though it is advised you do not watch it if you are too sleepy! Well worth a relaxing look, if only to experiecnce the culture shock.