Hai Phuong selected for preliminary round of the Oscars

VOV.VN -The renowned Vietnamese action movie “Hai Phuong”, also known as “Furie”, has been selected for the preliminary round of the Best International Film award at the Oscars 2020, as announced by the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Vietnamese action movie “Hai Phuong”
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in next February in Los Angeles, the United States.

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.

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Hai Phuong landed US distribution rights from Well Go USA Entertainment, and has been played in 28 cities in America and Canada since March 1.

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Hai Phuong landed US distribution rights from Well Go USA Entertainment, and has been played in 28 cities in America and Canada since March 1.