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Original title: Xich lo
• USA: Aug 2, 1996
2 hours, 0 minutes
Country Vietnam, France
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|Genre: Crime, Drama, Prostitution, Murder, Gangsters, Drugs|
Tagline: From the director of the Academy Award Nominated film "The Scent of Green Papaya" comes a shocking new vision of beauty, passion and power.
Plot: A haunting tale set in a turbulent, decaying Ho Chi Minh City, chronicling the exploits of a teenage "cyclo" (rickshaw driver) and his vulnerable sister. In order to support his family, the cyclo immerses himself in a violent gang, and begins committing petty crimes. After entering this seedy underworld the young man discovers that his sister already belongs to it, selling her body to sexual deviants. As a result, each sibling's innocence is shattered, representing the moral and physical collapse of the city they reside in.
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Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible