Trung Rwo
Writer; Vietnam

Teaser For THE LOST TOUR, Vietnam's First Zombie Movie

This Halloween, horror lovers in Vietnam will have a chance to enjoy the country's first zombie movie, The Lost Tour (Rừng Xác Sống, litterally translated Zombie Forest). Le Van Kiet (House In The Alley) will serve as scriptwriter, director and producer... More »
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Beauty Gets Burned In Creepy Trailer For SCANDAL: THE COMEBACK

Finally, the full official trailer of Scandal: The Comeback arrives and makes viewers feel creepy because the level of back-stabbing in show business in this sequel may be even more cruel than the first one. You can see the beautiful actress... More »
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Vietnamese Film Department Attempts Control Of Local Films On Youtube

On June 20, the Vietnamese Film Department officially sent documents to the Inspector of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the disposal of the film Apartment Number 69 (original title: Căn hộ số 69), which released online on... More »
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Watch Trailer For Promising Vietnamese Horror HOLLOW

More and more horror films are on the way to all the theaters in Vietnam. After Vengeful Heart set a domestic revenue record, another thriller/horror title Hollow (Đoạt Hồn) released its official trailer today. Directed by Ham Tran (known by the controversial Journey From the... More »
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Blood Spilled In Teaser For Vietnamese Thriller SCANDAL: THE COMEBACK

The first teaser trailer for Scandal: The Comeback has been released online. It shows us some glimpses into the dark side of the showbiz industry and their obsessions with plastic surgery. This teaser doesn't show much, but you'll feel the... More »
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Asia Beat: Yxine FF, SCANDAL 2, HIGH KICK ANGELS And More!

Time once again for our bi-weekly round-up of little news bites from around the region that have piqued our interest and have deemed worth sharing with our readership. We've got jury news from the upcoming Yxine Film Fest, a new... More »
  

Asia Beat: Udine Awards, New Sono Sion, Tsui Hark, THE FATAL ENCOUNTER And More

Welcome to Asia Beat, a fortnightly roundup of bite-sized news pieces from around the region that might have otherwise slipped under the radar but which we feel are worth bringing to your attention. Anything from casting news, poster premieres, to... More »
  

Vietnamese Musical THE TALENT Surprisingly Wins Golden Kite Award

The Golden Kite Award (usually called the Oscar of Vietnam) has officially announced the winner. The Talent (original titled Thần Tượng) by first-time director Nguyen Quang Huy surprised everyone with six awards, including "Golden Kite for Best Feature Film",... More »
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Victor Vu's VENGEFUL HEART Becomes Vietnam's Highest-Grossing Film Ever

After just 3 days on release, Vengeful Heart (Quả Tim Máu) has broken many cinema records in Vietnam. Taking VND24 billion (US$1.14 million), equivalent to 300 thousand moviegoers, the latest thriller of Victor Vu has become the highest-grossing movie of... More »
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Water Floods First Teaser For Vietnamese Sci-Fi NUOC (2030)

Today, the first teaser trailer for Vietnam sci-fi surprise Nước (2030) arrived on its official Facebook page. With more hints provided in the international poster, the trailer shows footage of two people swimming under the water. This is the first... More »
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Watch The Creepy Full Trailer For Victor Vu's A VENGEFUL HEART

The first official trailer for A Vengeful Heart (a.k.a A Bloody Heart) is out now with English subtitles, showcasing the return of Victor Vu to his favorite genre. With the complete trailer, viewers will get an overview about the film as... More »
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Catch First Glimpse Of Victor Vu's Thriller A VENGEFUL HEART

Wrapping up principal photography on August 28, the latest thriller flick of Victor Vu titled A Vengeful Heart released behind-the-scenes footage today, showing how a good thriller looks. The production design looks both haunting and beautiful, the location set is... More »
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Every Man For Himself As The Women Strike Back In First Teaser For Victor Vu's BATTLE OF THE BRIDES 2

A new trailer for the sequel to Vietnamese rom-com hit Battle of the Brides arrived today, featuring a ton of surprises. The scope of the sequel expands this time out moving from a clash between four girls and their unknowingly... More »
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Dustin Nguyen's ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM Is Coming To America

Once Upon A Time in Vietnam (original title: Lửa Phật) has been picked up by Grindstone Entertainment Group (in charge of marketing) in conjunction with Lionsgate (releasing). The negotiation has ended after Lionsgate and GrindStone saw the theatrical version of... More »
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Sono Sion Goes Gonzo Comedy With New WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Trailer

A new trailer for Sono Sion's long awaited - and soon to premiere in Venice and Toronto - Why Don't You Play In Hell dropped today, along with a full synopsis. Judging by the trailer this newest effort looks somehow... More »
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People Sterilized For Cash In New Vietnamese Film Project

Actress Hai Yen - internationally known for The Quiet American and Adrift - will return to the big screen in the new movie by auteur director Phan Dang Di, Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories. The second film directed by Phan... More »
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Fingers Point In All Directions Over Leak Of Banned Vietnamese Film CHO LON

Ten days after the leak of Cho Lon nothing appears clear here in Vietnam. Immediately following the banned film's appearance on the internet production company and distributor Galaxy Film JSC sent a letter to the authorities to denounce and suggest an investigation... More »
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Johnny Nguyen's Banned CHO LON Is (Briefly) Leaked Online

[As a further FYI on this story, Twitch has learned that the version leaked was NOT the original, director's cut of the film but one of the subsequent re-edits with a great deal of violence removed in an attempt to... More »
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Vietnam Plans to Top Southeast Asia's Film Industry By 2020

There's no sarcasm here. Vietnam's Department of Cinema has announced a plan to make the local film industry the leading one in Southeast Asia by 2020, but experts have called it wishful thinking. The conference was organized to collect opinions... More »
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Review: Shinkai Makoto's GARDEN OF WORDS Is Cheesy, But Has Heart

Promoted as a feature-length film, Shinkai Makoto's Garden of Words surprisingly only lasts 46 minutes. However, it was enough for the director to portray human emotions as well as understand the purpose of relationships.The word "love" in modern Japanese is "ai", but in... More »
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