By An Nguyen  May 10, 2019 | 07:54 am GMT+7 Vietnamese action film Furie will be shown on online movie streaming platform Netflix from May 22. A Furie poster. Furie producer Ngo Thanh Van said it was a good move for the film to reach a wider audience. Details of the deal were not announced. Titled Hai Phuong in Vietnamese, the film will also be introduced on some other video on demand (VOD) platforms like Itunes, Comcast, Amazon, Google Play. Furie, directed by Le Van Kiet, tells the story of a former gang leader in the Mekong Delta whose daughter is kidnapped. The fighting fit mother embarks on a journey to rescue her daughter. Released in Vietnamese cinemas in February, the action film has become Vietnam's highest grossing film of all time. It also collected $600,000 in two weeks after its release in the U.S. Netflix is one of the top online movie streaming platforms in the world. Users pay every month to watch themovies available on the … [Read more...] about Netflix to screen Vietnam action film Furie
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Directed by Le Van Kiet, the film Furie has been shown in many time slots in theaters in the first two weeks. Titled "Hai Phuong" in Vietnamese, the film has occupied 30-40 percent of slots in CGV, the largest movie theater system in Vietnam with over 40 percent of market share, since it premiered on February 22. A similar pattern has been seen in Lotte and Galaxy, the second and third largest theater systems in the country, and the National Cinema Center, the fifth largest cinema system in Vietnam. The film’s success is attributed to eye-catching scenes, breathtaking action moments and good release timing, said Xuan Phuc, an expert in film distribution. "Although there are certain limitations to the plot, the film crew has made up for it with the action scenes. Recently, Vietnamese cinema has seen too many comedy films, so the audience has a refreshing change with Furie," Phuc said. "When the film was released, it did not have to compete with many Hollywood blockbusters." Phuc … [Read more...] about Furie storms the box office in 2019
The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?
Action star: In her latest film Hai Phượng, actress Ngô Thanh Vân performs many fight scenes. — Photo courtesy of Studio68Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Netflix will buy the copyright for Hai Phượng (Furie) starring Ngô Thanh Vân (Veronica Ngo) after its successful premiere in the US. The film will be screened widely in the US via TVs and smart devices. The latest action thriller by Vân promises to be a Vietnamese blockbuster. In the film, Vân plays Hai Phượng, a single mother who leaves a glamorous life behind to raise her daughter and keep her safe. One day, little Mai is kidnapped in front of Phượng’s eyes. She has only 14 hours to get her daughter back. The film includes writer/director Lê Văn Kiệt, fight choreographer Kefi Abrikh and action director Yannick Ben. Distribution label Well Go USA Entertainment released it in American cities such as … [Read more...] about Hai Phượng to be screened on Netflix
The Hanoitimes - Time to unwind your imagination with concert “Old is New, New is Old”, or enjoy the screening of Documentary Films by Siu Pham, among other activities. Concert “Old is New, New is Old” Concert “Old is New, New is Old”. “Old is new, new is old” is a combination of contemporary and ancient music of Vietnam created by French composer of Vietnamese origin Nguyen Thien Dao and the music pieces performed by Vietnamese folk musicians. In this program, Hanoi New Music Ensemble and the music group Dong Kinh Co Nhac will perform the following pieces: Khoi Truong Chi for monochord (2014) by Nguyen Thien Dao; Ancient music – Zen poem – Buddhist music; Khoi Song for 16-string zither (2005) by Nguyen Thien Dao, Nguyet Hao (ancient tuong) ; Ru Ke (ancient cheo) and Buddhist music. Time: Saturday December 1 at 8:00 pm Venue: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hanoi Screening of Documentary Films by Siu Pham … [Read more...] about What’s on guide of this weekend entertainment in Hanoi