Director: Anh Hung Tran
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese
Release: 1995
Awards: 2 awards

Set in Ho Chi Minh, a story of an 18-year-old orphaned cyclo driver who is forced into a life of crime
after his cyclo gets stolen. Artistic cinematography, myriad of colours, shapes, sounds, bodies.
Emotions seem to be hidden very deeply but at the same time the imagery shouts them out. It is full
of symbolism and contrasts – violent scenes are paired with those of beauty, harmony and
innocence. A brutal look at mean streets and a love poem to the city all in one.

Recommended by Aplomb!
Watched by Karolina in July 2010