The betel nut boarding school

The betel nut boarding school

  • Directed by Quyên Nguyen Thi Thuy
  • Viêtnam, 2006
  • Workshops in Viêtnam - Hanoï
  • Shooting place : Viêtnam
  • Duration : 48 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : French, English


Mr Xe is a retired officer, a war veteran who lost a leg in combat. He has built and is now running a boarding school for young people from the country who come to the city to study. The boarding school is of course very strictly managed, with military-like rules.

A certain vision of the world conflicts with the young boarders' hopes and frustrations.

  • Direction : Quyên Nguyen Thi Thuy
  • Image : Nguyen Thi Thuy Quyen
  • Sound : tous les stagiaires
  • Edition : Dominique Pâris

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  • Place : Lyon (France)
  • Date : 2007

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