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Film Title:

Spirits

Country:

Vietnam/USA

Language:

Vietnamese w/ English sub-titles

Color/B&W:

Color

Sound:

Dolby

Director:

Victor Vu

Producer:

Philip Silverman, Victor Vu, Nguyen Hoang Nam, Andy Ta, Van Pham

Screenplay:

Nguyen Hoang Nam, Peter Vo, Victor Vu

Lead Cast:

Kathleen Luong, Tuan Cuong, Catherine Thuy Ai, Kathy Nguyen, Becky B Vu, Michael Minh, Nam Sinh Tin, Dang Hung Son

Genre:

Horror

Rating:

n/a

Logline:

Set in modern day Vietnam, 'SPIRITS' is a fascinating introduction into the spiritual beliefs and mysteries of a culture rarely explored in cinema

 

Synopsis:

In a series of three interlocking stories, we learn of the fate of a young writer named Loc (Tuan Cuong). In the first episode, "The Visitor", Loc comes to reside in a remote bungalow on the edge of a sugar cane field. It initially seems abandoned, until he meets its sole occupant, a lovely young woman named Hoa (Kathy Nguyen). She is shy and withdrawn and has touch of sadness to her; but her selfless consideration—matched by Loc’s sweet openness to her—sows the seeds of love between them. However, her story is still a mystery to him. She hides a dark secret, one that will drive Loc to the edge of madness. In the second episode, "Only Child", Loc is still inhabiting the old house. He is in the care of a beautiful young psychiatry student named Linh (Kathleen Luong). In him she sees not a madman but a man of talent driven by passion. Through her patient care, Loc returns to reality and their love blossoms. They marry, but Linh cannot bear them a child. She too has a dark secret, which soon comes back to haunt her – with terrible consequences. Part three, “The Diviner,” takes place many years later. Loc, now a grey-haired hermit, rents out a portion of the house to a traveling spiritualist, LAN (Catherine Thuy Ai). Through her perspective, the story comes full circle when she uncovers the summation of the troubled history contained within the house.

 

Run Time (mins):

98

Year:

2004