"... Ialways love the smell of vietnamese food."

- EKU®

Cyclo (1995)

Director: Anh Hung Tran

Producer: Adeline Lecallier (associate), Alain Rocca (associate), Christophe Rossignon

Writer: Trung Binh Nguyen, Anh Hung Tran

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Le Van Loc, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Hoang Phuc Nguyen

Running Time: 129 min.

Plot: The story is set in modern-day Ho Chi Ming City, a young man works as a cyclo, his parents are dead. He lives with his grandfather and sister in a poor neigbourhood. Faithful to the teachings of his father the cyclo strives to improve his lot in life.But someone steals his means of making a living .The vehicle was rented from his boss, a woman with a crazy son the cyclo's age.To pay her back, the young man is forced to commit acts of sabotage and very quickly, he is caught up in the spiral of crime.Easy money gives the cyclo a feeling of power and makes him want to join the gang run by the poet.By sheer coincidence, the poet already has a link with th e cyclo be is pimping the boy's elder sister.Between the cyclo the poet and the sister innocence is at stake...


EKU®'S REVIEW: This movie will probably make u really love it or really hate it. So I'll average it out for you: I have mixed feelings about it. :) The good feature is that it has an excellent portrait of modern day Ho Chi Ming. It almost makes u feel like u are there. You can almost smell it! Everything from the dark underground life styles to everyday life of a common hard working citizen. The bad thing about this movie is that some parts may bore you. So if you aren't an artsy buff, then I don't recommend it to you. But personally, I always love the smell of vietnamese food.