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|Johnny Tri Nguyen||Le Van Cuong|
|Ngo Thanh Van||Thuy|
|Thang Nguyen||, Hua Danh|
|Nguyen Chanh Tin||, Cuong's Father|
|Charlie Nguyen||Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Christopher Wong||Score Composer|
|Jimmy Nghiêm Pham||Producer|
|Johnny Tri Nguyen||Action Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Tawny Truc Nguyen||Executive Producer|
|Dominic Pereira||Cinematographer, Screenwriter|
|La Quy Tung||Production Designer|
|Nguyen Van Quan||Production Manager|
Posted October 1, 2010
The Rebel is the most popular film in Vietnam's history, and likely will remain so until these crazy kids conjure up another epic! The fine folks in Saigon don't have time for Titanic or Avatar, not when The Rebel shows the heroic struggle of resistance fighters kicking and chopping their way through the French oppressors who persecute them.
This is definitely the best movie I've ever seen about Vietnamese rebels fighting the French and turncoat Vietnamese in the 1920s! There are a lot of fantastic fight scenes, the scenery is lush, the male lead is a dreamboat and the female lead is a beauty who knows how to deliver flying kicks and multiple elbow smashes.
Her name is Veronica Ngo, and she has patented the flying scissor kick headlock choke out with spread eagle's wings. You have to see it multiple times to appreciate it. She was also 2nd runner up in the Miss Vietnam pageant. Was Lame Judi Dench 2nd runner up in the Miss Vietnam pageant? Can Meryl Streep deliver a flying scissor legged choke out head lock with spread eagle wing? I doubt it.
It's no wonder why the people from Hanoi to Haiphong keep streaming into their local multiplex to check out the rock 'em sock 'em freedom fighting action again and again!
This fine film highlights the early stages of the Vietnamese struggle against foreign invasion and occupation. From the Chinese, to the French, to the Japanese, to the Americans...the Vietnamese took 'em all down and looked chic doin' it!
Dustin Nguyen from 21 Jump Street is also involved!
Posted November 9, 2009
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