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Vertical Ray Of The Sun, The (2000)
Starring: Le Tuan Anh, Tran Manh Cuong, Ngo Quang Hai, Chu Hung, Le Khanh
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Category: Foreign
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
112 mins



A ravishing new film from the director of The Scent of Green Papaya.

From Tran Anh Hung, the internationally acclaimed director of The Scent of Green Papaya and Cyclo comes the richly sensual, deeply moving tale of tradition, love and deception in the magical city of Hanoi, Vietnam. Lien, Suong and Khan are three sisters who, together with a brother, two husbands and a child, are living and loving in the supportive clan they've forged since the death of their parents. But there are deep secrets that are being kept that threaten to disrupt the harmony and balance of their daily existence, making life much more tenuous and complicated that it seems on the surface. "As if scented with lemongrass and ginger, Tran Anh Hung's The Vertical Ray of the Sun lingers on the palate with a tenaciousness that belies its delicacy." - John Anderson, NEWSDAY.