VietNamNet Bridge – Two Vietnamese films will be screened at local cinemas this month besides 20 movies from the US, France, India, China, Japan and South Korea. The Foreigners Director: Martin Campbell Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, Charlie Murphy,… Genre: Action, Adventure Release date: Oct 6, 2017 Running Time: 111 minutes Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle Rated: C18 - NO CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan is a timely action thriller from the director of “Casino Royale.” The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese and 20 foreign movies in cinemas in Oct.
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Artist Talk with Přemysl Vojta, Musician (Hornist) Wed 10 Dec 2014, 7 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội Přemysl Vojta is considered one of the great French horn players in the German music scene. He was born in the Czech Republic, but began his career in Germany and can now be heard in numerous concert halls in Europe. Currently he is principal horn in the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin. Among the works with which he became well known is the Horn Concerto No. 2 by Richard Strauss, with which he won the ARD Music Competition in 2010. He will perform the Vietnam premiere of this work together with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, at the invitation of the Goethe Institute. On this occasion we would like to introduce Přemysl Vojta to the audience in Hanoi. He will talk about his music career, his relationship with Richard Strauss and his favourite modern composers. Excerpts from concerts with … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)
(VOVworld) – National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and his entourage on Monday visited the US National Archives Museum as part of their official visit to the country. Before that, they visited Mount Vernon, Virginia, the hometown of the first US President, George Washington. George Washington, an influential political and military leader in US history, was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and an international symbol for national liberation movements and nationalism. Mount Vernon was designated an historic landmark in 1960 and is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Vietnamese delegation also visited the American Museum of National History. Ngoc Thach/ Nhat Quynh/ Hong Quan/ Huy Hoang … [Read more...] about NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung visits famous US sites
Young Americans who are curious about the Vietnam War can do all sorts of fun things to learn about it. You can play any number of blood-soaked video games with names like Men of Valor or The Hell in Vietnam. You can watch all sorts of Academy Award-winning films that chronicle the trials and tribulations of American soldiers -- both during and after the war. Depending on where you live, you can even go out, get dressed-up and participate in a real-life, historical re-enactments, some of which actually end in the re-enactors pantomiming war crimes. More than thirty thousand or so books have also been written on the subject. Many are racy, drug-addled first-person accounts punctuated by action and sex. Some are just plain funny -- though darkly so. The smartest and best-read Americans, curious about Vietnam or not, will no doubt sit through a history lesson that includes mention of the My Lai massacre, during which 100 American soldiers infamously slaughtered somewhere between three and … [Read more...] about The last word on the Vietnam War
When the United States was attacked on 9/11, every member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine services had a rule book on the conduct of interrogations. It was clear and concise. It outlawed the following methods: “Torture, cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment, or prolonged detention without charges or trial.” It was based on five decades of experience. President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the leaders of the CIA threw out the rule book as they set out on their global crusade against terrorism. This was unwise. Anyone who was in New York or Washington after 9/11 remembers the fear — every day, every night, every time the phone rang — that there would be another attack. I sat down with George Tenet, the director of Central Intelligence, not long after 9/11. The exhaustion, the fear — and the terror — that I saw in his eyes is an image I will never forget. Fear trumped wisdom for the next seven years. … [Read more...] about Torture, deny, repeat: ‘Enhanced interrogation’ never works, the CIA never learns