- Director: Dang Di Phan
- Writer: Dang Di Phan
- Producer: Paolo Bertolin; Claire Lajoumard
It's all very slooooow...and, a little muddled.
When the star of the show is the cinematography, alarm bells start to ring...because, those beautiful shots...held to the point of exhaustion...compromise the story, flimsy as it is!
It does, at points, manage to engage...but, when the director wanders, so does the attention....
There is some juicy material...vasectomies for mobiles, for example...but everything is dealt with so matter-of-factly that any significant impression mustered, rarely lasts longer than the length of each episodic scene. Where is the stream of thought when you need it most?!?
It's a beautiful looking film. It's atmospheric...it's just a little threadbare in the story department.
In the midst of economic distress and increasing overpopulation, photography student Vu (Le Cong Hoang) arrives in the chaotic metropolis that is Saigon. It is here that he starts developing homosexual feelings, most notably for his attractive and tough roommate Thang (Truong The Vinh). Thang works at a nightclub and deals drugs together with his casual girlfriend, the sensual female dancer Van (Do Thi Hai Yen). The three of them develop an intimately charged triangular friendship as they explore the thrills of Saigon's seductive nightlife. Their lives are turned upside down when they are forced to hide with Vu's dad after a getting caught up in a violent street fight.