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Journey from the Fall (2006)

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Budget USD 300,000
BoxOffice: $0.5M

Country USA

Production Companies
A Fire in the Lake, Old Photo Film

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• Journey from the Fall (2006)

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Genre: Drama

Plot: With its harrowing tale of a Vietnamese family’s experiences following the fall of Saigon in 1975, JOURNEY FROM THE FALL depicts a side of the Vietnam War that has seldom been depicted on the screen. Foregoing much explanation of the country’s political turmoil, director Ham Tran (who also wrote and edited) instead chooses to dwell on the emotionally fertile ground of an anti-communist family’s efforts to reunite and find freedom when their homeland becomes uninhabitable.

Imprisoned in a brutal communist re-education camp in 1981, Long (Long Nguyen) must endure brutal beatings and indescribable squalor at the hands of his abductors. Having made the choice several years before to remain in Vietnam and fight, he urged his wife, Mai (Diem Len); mother, Ba Noi (Kieu Chinh); and young son, Lai (Nguyen Thai Nguyen), to attempt escape by boat. The three endure a torturous journey by sea, finally arriving and setting in Orange County, California. Unsure if she’ll ever see her husband again, Mai begins a relationship with Nam (Khanh Doan), the captain who brought her to the U.S. Meanwhile, Lai has difficulty adapting to school, often getting into trouble. Fueled by a furtively received packet of his son’s drawings, Long attempts to escape and find his family. Realistic and free of

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 Directed by
Ham Tran
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 Written by
Ham Tran
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Kieu Chinh
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 Music By
Christopher Wong
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