Duyen marries Hai and thinks she is happy, but the life of the young couple is soon dotted with flickers of emptiness. Duyen has a girlfriend – Cam, a writer – who is older and secretly in love with her and troubled by the vast emptiness brought by Duyen’s marriage. To hide her real feeling – a kind of love deemed immoral by Vietnamese society – Cam pretends to be tortured by the love for a man named Tho. On a rainy day Cam finds hersel ill and heartbroken. Duyen vitits her and Cam asks her to take a letter to Tho. This meeting allows Duyen to discover a man charged with sexual desire and uncover the voids in herself. This is the beginning of a series of plotting jealousies, involving all of their feelings and lives and contrasting with the established traditional morality.
Bui Thac Chuyen was born in Hanoi and studied Acting and Directing at the Hanoi Institute of Theatre and Cinema. His short film "Night Run" (2000) screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Cinéfondation section. He has directed the feature films "Living in Fear" (2005) and "Adrift" (2009).
- Year: 2009
- Country: Vietnam
- Runtime: 110 min.
- Director: Bui Thac Chuyen
- Screenwriter: Phan Dang Di
- Actors: Do Thi Hai Yen, Linh-Dan Pham, Jonny Tri Nguyen, Nguyen Duy Khoa
- Cinematographer: Ly Thai Dzung
- Dialogs: Vietnamese
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: S