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MONSOON

by Hong Khaou

synopsis

Kit, a young British Vietnamese man, returns to his birth country for the first time in over 30 years. He was just eight years old when he and his family escaped Saigon as 'boat refugees' during the Vietnam-American war. No longer familiar with this country and unable to speak his native language, Kit embarks on a personal journey from Saigon to Hanoi, in search of a place to scatter his parents’ ashes. Along the way he meets his estranged family and falls for Lewis, an American whose father had fought in the war.
During his travels, Kit finally starts to connect to the memories of his parents and his own roots.

international title: Monsoon
original title: Monsoon
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Hong Khaou
film run: 85'
screenplay: Hong Khaou
cast: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, David Tran, Molly Harris, Nguyen Myan, Van-Lam Vissay, Edouard Leo
cinematography by: Benjamin Kracun
film editing: Mark Towns
art director: Francesca Massariol
costumes designer: Adam Howe
producer: Tracy O'Riordan
executive producer: Emma Dutton, Lizzie Francke, Rose Garnett, Rebecca Joerin-Sharp
production: Moonspun Films, BBC Films, Sharp House, BloomerApp Media Production (HK)
backing: British Film Institute (BFI)
distributor: Peccadillo Pictures
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