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THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Damien Nguyen, Mai-Ling, Temuera Morrison, Mai Thi Hoa, Dinh Xuan Phuc, Nguyen Thu An, Pham Ha Duy, Ngo Minh Trang, Nguyen Thi Lin Phuong, Ha Viet Trang, Nguyen Thi Houng Dung, Bui Ti Hong, Tran Dang Quoc Thinh, Chau Thi Kim Xuan, Vu Tang, Anh Thu, Khuong Duc Thuan, Nguyen Danh Thai, Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuc, Looke Wee Suu, Ganrsha Moorthly, Nguyen Dinh Thi, Pham Minh Quoc, Nghiem Xuan Minh, Chapman To, Hung Daniel, Nguyen Van Hai, Bui Anh Tan, Le Vien Toan, Le Chuy Gioi, Tran Ngoc Hanh, Ha Phong, Nguyen Lam Hoe, An Ha, Hoang Dung, Phan Vi Long, Hai, Nguyen Thi Nhi Thu, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen, Do Huyen Chi, Tran Thi Hoan, Carl Savering, Glen Bradford, Bobby Chinn, Jon Katz, Rafael Foncillas, Santiago Foncillas, Arthur J Nascarella, Richard Lack, Phyllis Cicero, John Hussey, Dora Chu, Victor Macias, Libby Villari, Don McCoy, Kirk Griffith, Stella
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Countries: USA / Norway
Language: English / Cantonese / Mandarin / Vietnamese (English subtitles)
USA: 125 mins
USA Rated: R for some language and a crude sexual reference
USA Release Date: 8 July 2005 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
"Bui doi" is a slur directed at Vietnamese children with American fathers.
Set in 1990, THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY is a powerful tale of young Vietnamese boy's emigration. Binh (Damien Nguyen) is a shy Vietnamese man in his twenties who escapes Vietnam and embarks on a personal journey with a young beautiful woman, Ling aboard a refugee ship to America in search of a better life and Binh's estranged American father.
Enduring a period in a refugee camp, surviving a terrifying ocean crossing and indentured servitude with a human trafficking ring, Binh never loses sight of his goal in search of his long lost family in America.