|Vietnamese action movie “Hai Phuong”|
The movie was directed by Le Van Kiet and tells the story of a former gang leader in the Mekong Delta region whose daughter has been kidnapped and her quest for revenge in her attempts to rescue her daughter.
Ngo Thanh Van, also known as Veronica Ngo, starred in and produced the film as part of her efforts to introduce Vietnamese cinema to a global audience.
The action movie merges Hollywood-style fights with Vovinam, the traditional style of Vietnamese martial arts.
“Furie” quickly became a blockbuster hit in Vietnam after premiering in February. Following its success, it was shown at several cinemas in the US and Canada before being picked up by Netflix.
The success of “Hai Phuong” saw the hit become the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie of all time, earning VND135 billion or US$5.82 million, after just two weeks in theaters.