Journey from the Fall
Details: (M), 135 mins, Vietnam,
Synopsis: April 30, 1975 marked the end of Vietnam's 20-year civil war and the start of the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Despite his allegiance to the toppled South Vietnamese government, Long Nguyen (as Long Nguyen) decides to remain in Vietnam. Imprisoned in a Communist re-education camp, he urges his family to make the escape by boat without him. His wife Mai (Diem Lien), son Lai (Nguyen Thai Nguyen) and mother Ba Noi (Kieu Chinh) then embark on the arduous ocean voyage in the hope of reaching the U.S. and freedom. Back in Vietnam, Long suffers years of solitary confinement and hard labor, fearful that his family has perished. News of their successful resettlement in America inspires him to make one last desperate attempt to join them. Inspired by the true stories of Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon.
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