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Film Resource: Bào giờ cho đến tháng Mười (When the Tenth Month Comes)

Bào giờ cho đến tháng Mười (When the Tenth Month Comes)
Viet Nam, 1984 (90 minutes)

Director: Dang Nhat Minh
Cast: Le Van, Nguyen Huu Muoi, Lai Phu Cuong, Trinh Phong
Vietnamese with English, French, & German subtitles
In the final days of the war, a beautiful young widow, Duyen (Le Van), faces a daily struggle to take care of her young son and ailing father-in-law, all the while hiding from them that her husband has recently been killed in battle. While keeping her secret burden to herself, she is befriended by the village school teacher, Zhang, who agrees to help by fabricating letters from her dead husband in order to spare her family’s sorrow.
The title of the movie refers to the month when the “Day of Forgiveness” occurs. It is at this time that departed souls may visit their living loved ones.

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