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Topic: Monsoon
Posted by: Susan Kelly
Date/Time: 12/10/20 21:23:00

Kit was born in Vietnam but left for London with his parents and brother at the age of six. Thirty years on, he has returned to scatter his parents ashes in their native Hanoi, even though they never wanted to return and didn't even bring him up speaking Vietnamese.

He starts by spending some time in Saigon where he meets old neighbours of his parents and also hooks up with Lewis, an American who is working there. Lewis's father fought in the Vietnam war, was badly wounded and eventually shot himself and Lewis feels some residual guilt towards both his father and his new home.

Kit leaves for Hanoi where he is befriended by a young Vietnamese woman, Linh, who is well educated and longs to travel but is stuck with her old-fashioned parents and the family business.

Back in Saigon, he meets his brother, sister-in-law and two nephews at the airport, ready for the ashes ceremony.

It's a short film -- 85 minutes -- but still manages to unfold at a stately pace. For a film with no plot, it's oddly engaging.


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