Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories

Director: Di Phan Dang

Writer: Di Phan Dang

(Co-)producers: DNY Viet Nam Productions | Acrobates Films, Co-producer: Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion | Volya Films

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Partners: Hubert BALS Fund, Netherlands Film Fund, Institut Francais, World Cinema Fund, Film und Medien Stifting NRW, CNC, Organisation Internationele de la Francophonie

Length: 100 minutes

Genre: Feature Film


Saigon, early 2000’s. Vu, a photography student, has just arrived in town. Immediately attracted to his handsome roommate Thang, a bouncer and low-level drug dealer, Vu starts following him on his escapades through the city’s nightlife, where he discovers a whole new world. He soon also meets Van, a sensual female dancer who maintains a casual relationship with Thang. The three of them develop an increasingly ambiguous friendship. One night, they are involved in a street fight and forced to flee to Vu’s native village. There they are warmly welcomed by his father, who seizes the occasion to introduce Vu to the wife he has chosen for him…


Director & screenwriter: Di Phan Dang

Producers: DNY Viet Nam Productions | Acrobates Films

Co-producer: Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion | Volya Films

Director of photography: K’linh Nguyen

Editor: Julie Béziau

Sound engineer:Ngo Quoc Kien

Sound designer: Franck Desmoulins

Composer: Vincent Denieul


100 minutes






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