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The Scent of Green Papaya [DVD]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In 1950s Saigon, Mui, a 10 year-old peasant girl, goes to work as a servant for a merchant family. Quiet, well-mannered, and almost supernaturally observant of the most minute and beautiful details that life has to offer, she grows into a young woman who is as much a part of the somewhat dysfunctional family as the real members themselves. As the family runs out of money, she is sent to work for a family friend, a young man whom she has known since she was a child and whom she secretly loves. Beautifully photographed, the film was the winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Credits
    Tran Nu Yen Khe, Nu Yen Khe Tran, Truong Thi Loc, Nguyen Anh Hoa, Vuong Hoa Hoi, Lu Man San
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Tranquilly beautiful....THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA marks a luxuriant, visually seductive debut for Mr. Hung..."
    New York Times

    "...Diaphonous....You feel almost like one of the film's many secretive, peeping characters." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...GREEN PAPAYA marries nature and artifice....Hung Tran Anh wholly entrances the viewer with lovely, incremental detail..."
    Film Comment

    "...Distinct and underivative. This is a remarkably confident and achieved debut feature..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Possibly the most purely sensual piece of cinema since DAYS OF HEAVEN..."
    USA Today

    "...A film as delicate and evocative as its name....Ravishing..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...A film of great visual beauty; watching it is like seeing a poem for the eyes..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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