Film Resource: Cánh Đồng Hoang (Deserted Field)

Cánh Đồng Hoang (Deserted Field)
Viet Nam, 1979 (90 minutes)

Director: Hong Sen
Cast: Lam Toi, Thuy An
Cinematography: Duong Tuan Ba
Vietnamese with no English subtitles
Ba Do, his wife, and their son live in a cottage on the water in the Dong Thap Muoi region. They are responsible for communication, picking up soldiers, and growing rice. In this region American helicopters scout and patrol night and day trying to track opposition movements. Finally, the soldiers in the helicopters discover and destroy Ba Do’s rice fields, but Ba Do and his family are able to elude capture.

Source adapted from: Viet Nam Film Institute, (2008). Catalogue of Vietnamese Awarded Films (1949-2005).

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