Slightly old fashioned (and long) melodrama. However, both socio- historical and geographical backgrounds are of some interest to people interested in Vietnam's past struggles against French imperialism. Three stars.
Great story and you felt like you had watched an epic. But I would have enjoyed it more if about 30 mins were taken out.
This, the second disc, from Quic flix seemed to "jam" in the same spots as the earlier copy. However I was able to get through to watch this time "most" of this movie. I did enjoy this but comments about english subtitles being hard to keep up with are valid. Slow moving melodrama with fabulous Vietname scenery is worth a look.
Beautiful movie, great acting especially Catherine Deneuve! The subtitles is bad, not enough time to read.
Location, photography stunning. Good yarn centred around historical fiction. Only problem is that the subtitles sometimes are not on screen long enough to read them.
I couldn't get into this movie...i found it to be melodramatic and quite boring.
A timeless movie which gives great insight into Vietnam-as always Catherin D' is superb.
Terribly cliched themes set against the turmoil in Vietnam during the French Occupation.
Beautifully shot as a period piece. Worth a look if you've visited Vietnam or you like Vietnamese scenery, but very thin on historical accuracy.
If you dont speak french you may not be able to follow this film; the subtitling is BAD; incomplete, small font, inadequate time to read and poor colour for background. Otherwise very pretty and a decent story too.
A Classic. What more can I say.......only critisism was the speed of the subtitles require full attention which took you away from the incredible cinematography.
An appealing film I enjoyed apart from the very frequent instances of too short exposure of sub titles
A classic movie beautifically produced with wonderful scenery
Epic drama beautifully filmed and acted.
This is a beautifully photographed film,slow moving but well written and acted, it is in French but the subtitles are well done and nothing is lost.great film