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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Drama, Romance

7.5

movie

France, Vietnam

Vietnamese

Slow

1993

Anh Hung Tran, Tran Anh Hung

Anh Hoa Nguyen, Hoa Hoi Vuong, Keo Souvannavong

104 min

Synopsis

A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

Our Take

7.5
Ralitsa S

Warm, enchanting, poetic and delicate, this is an almost silent film about a poor Vietnamese girl who goes to work for a well-off family in Saigon. The film follows her experiences as she grows but is also very focused on the nature around her, and the beautiful little details of this nature, which the young girl seems attuned to and curious about. The feelings in the film come more from the excellent visuals rather than the plot itself.

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