Beautiful Country, The

A FILM BY Hans Petter Moland

An epic journey worth taking.
-Claudia Puig,USA Today
An intimate epic of the Vietnamese immigration experience, The Beautiful Country is a humane story of man's inhumanity.
-Philip Wuntch,Dallas Morning News
A poignant and affecting portrait of the war's lingering consequences.
-Terry Lawson,Detroit Free Press

Synopsis

Bui Doi - "less than dust" - is a slur aimed at Vietnamese children with American fathers. The Beautiful Country, set in 1990, relates the odyssey of a young Bui Doi as he who embarks on a personal journey with a young beautiful woman, Ling, aboard a refugee ship to America in search of a better life and Binh's estranged American father . Binh escapes Vietnam, endures refugee camp, and survives a brutal ocean crossing and indentured servitude with a human-trafficking ring. Nevertheless, he manages to keep hope, humanity, and a generous spirit alive as he searches for a connection with his long lost family. His quest leads him from Saigon to Malaysia to New York City and, finally to a remote Texas ranch and a redemptive reunion.

Release Date

Original Languages: English/Cantonese/Mandarin/Vietnamese
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 125 min.
Year: 2004

CREDITS

CAST
Bai Ling
Nick Nolte
Tim Roth
DIRECTED BY
Hans Petter Moland