Thursday, April 05, 2007

Saigon Eclipse

Saigon Eclipse is a full length 35mm feature film shot entirely on Location in Vietnam, inspired by the historic and famous “Tales of Kieu” by Nguyen Du. Directed by Créa TV partner Othello Khanh, the film is one of Vietnam’s biggest domestic productions to date. Khanh, Créa TV and Executive Producer Doug Dales assembled a powerhouse production team and an all-star cast of local and international stars.
Principal photography was completed on June 12, 2006. The movie is now in post production and scheduled to be released in cinemas December 2006.
Please see the Saigon Eclipse Website for more information:

The Story

Saigon Eclipse" takes place in present day Ho Chi Minh City. It is inspired by the characters and themes of Nguyen Du's 19th century masterpiece "The Story of Kieu", a work considered to be the most important epic poem written in Vietnamese. This ancient story relates the destiny of a young, beautiful and talented Vietnamese woman who sacrifices herself for her family.

This epic poem chronicles the fate of Kieu, a beautiful young girl, who soon after her secret engagement, returns home to find her father is about to be imprisoned on trumped up charges. Kieu offers herself in payment for her father’s debt without fully understanding the ramifications of the decision. A stunning and tragic story of loyalty and the perils of beauty, it was written as an allegory for Nguyen Du’s beautiful country Vietnam, which has often been possessed and abused by others.

Trailer here: (English trailer)

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