Billed as the first fantasy action film from Vietnam, Dustin Nguyen’s “Once Upon a Time in Vietnam” is something we’ve been keeping an eye on for a while now. Martial arts movies in a Western setting are always a curious beast, and that looks like what they’re going for here, complete with showdown on a dusty street. But instead of guns, it’s swords and kung fu. Draw, buddy!
The film is currently selling over at Cannes, where all deals are made and bikini-clad “models” hanging out on yachts are de rigueur. We’ll have to wait and see if someone picks up the film for Stateside distribution. If not a theatrical release, then at least a VOD/DVD/Blu-ray offering.
Once upon a time in Vietnam tells about the image of the man and the hero in society. Through this movie, director Dustin Nguyen has a desire that, for the first time on the big screen in Vietnam, the audience will participate in an interesting adventure to the fantasy world in the movie… The story starts with a small village where innocent people were being harassed and bullied by a notorious gangster and his accomplices. In addition, it looks like Hien – a baker in the region – is a thorn in their side. Before the overbearingness of the gang, Hien and his wife decided to appeal the local villagers to protest against them. At the same time Dao – a mysterious master – came and witnessed this conflict and helped the villagers…
Starring Dustin Nguyen, Thanh Van Ngo and Roger Yuan.
The film opens domestically in Vietnam on August 22nd, 2013.
Via : Lee Mason