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The Scent of Green Papaya

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Original title
Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte
Running time
103 min.
Vietnam Vietnam
Tran Anh Hung
Tôn Thât Thiêt
Benoît Delhomme
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Co-production Vietnam-France; Lazennec Films / La SFP Cinema / La Sept Cinéma / Canal+ / Centre National de la Cinématographie / Procirep / Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma / Sacem
Synopsis / Plot
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another family, a young pianist and his wife. The musician falls in love with the peasant, he taught her literacy and they eventually married. A movie about a girl's life.
1993: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: 2 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival: Cámara of Oro, Award of la juventud
1993: Awards Cesar: Best ópera prima
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