Film Resource: Gái Nhảy (Bar Girls)

Gái Nhảy (Bar Girls)
Viet Nam, 2002 (109 minutes)

Director: Le Hoang
Cast: My Duyen, Minh Thu, Kieu Thanh, Anh Vu
Cinematography: Pham Hoang Nam
Script: Nguy Ngu

Vietnamese with English subtitles
A gritty film about drugs and prostitution in Viet Nam. Hanh is a 23 year old and the main character of the film. Hoa is a teenager and both women are prostitutes. Circumstances have pushed both women to the edge and the results are not pleasant. Hanh pleads with the audience at an HIV conference held in Viet Nam, “I don’t want to die, please save me.”

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

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