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by Nguyen-Vô Nghiêm-Minh


Our story takes place in Indochina in 1940, when the country was under French occupation. 15-year-old Kim must lead his two buffalo far from the flooded lands of the South. His family’s only possession of any value, the buffalo must arrive safe and sound at the Bâ-thé mountains. During this dangerous journey through vast lands immersed in water, Kim learns about adult life. He becomes part of a gang of buffalo herders, bandits in their spare time, and discovers a male universe consisting of brawls, boozing and pillaging. This violence progressively gives way to friendship, love and the joy of freedom.

international title: Buffalo Boy
original title: Mua Len Trau
country: France, Belgium, Vietnam
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Nguyen-Vô Nghiêm-Minh
film run: 100'
release date: FR 23/03/2005
screenplay: Nguyen-Vô Nghiem-Minh
cast: Le The Lu, Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh, Nguyen Huu Thanh, Kra Zan Sram, Truong Van Be, Vo Hoang Nhan
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Rudi Maerten
music: Tôn Thât Tiêt
producer: Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Dubois, Muriel Merlin
production: 3B Productions, Novak Production, Hang Phim Giai Phong (VN), South East Asian Production Services (CA), Thoke + Moebius Film (DE), Fonds Sud Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, du Ministère Français des Affaires Etrangères, CNC (FR); Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et des télédistributeurs wallons, de la DGCD- Coopération Belge (BE), Vietnam Cinema Departement (VN), Global Film Initiative (USA)
distributor: Tadrart Films
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