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VIETNAM | 74 minutes | 2019

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Tao, a taciturn young man who slaughters chickens for a living, spends most of his days in an abandoned building with only the birds for company. His routine is abruptly upended with the unexpected arrival of three noisy, violent gangsters and the young prostitute they have in tow. Stunningly shot in a Hanoi rendered somnolent by humidity, this Vietnamese tale confirms that revenge is a dish best prepared on slow simmer. Arrestingly inventive in its mise-en-scène, Drowsy City takes a page from Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk (The Isle, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring) to end on an utterly unexpected hellish note that’s sure to ruffle a few feathers.

“Bursting with originality and audacity.” Dirty Movies
“It’s unlike anything else you have seen before.” Dirty Movies

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Tallin Black Nights Film Festival

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Dung Luong Dinh

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Luong Dinh Dung is a Director, Producer, and Scriptwriter. D?ng got his Master of Fine Arts of Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema in 2010. Dung' short film “Red Happiness” was screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France. Another of his short film “The Boat Man” won the “Excellent Film Award” in the Tokyo Video Festival.
Dung's debut feature film “Father and Son” which is written by himself achieved numerous awards including Best Asian Film Award at 36th Fajr International Film Festival; “Best Screenplay”- 20th Vietnam Film Festival; “Best Foreign Feature” Award - 26th Arizona International Film Festival; screened at 21st Black Nights Film Festival and The 48th Indian Film Festival. Especially, “Father and Son” is Vietnam’s Representative for the 90th Academy Awards Foreign Language features selection.

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Dung Luong Dinh
  • Producer Thanh Ngo Thi Phuong, Diep Vu Thi Ngoc
  • Cast Hien Le Thuy, Toan Nguyen Quoc, Tue Ta Xuan, Tri Vu Minh

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