Three Seasons

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Winner of an unprecedented three major awards at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury, Audience and Cinematography awards, this first feature by 26-year-old Tony Bui is a poetic narrative about the "new" Vietnam, and is the first American independent film to be shot on location in that country. The film weaves three separate stories about four characters in Saigon and how their paths cross. In the first, a young Vietnamese woman is working for a reclusive writer who has lost his fingers to ...
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Winner of an unprecedented three major awards at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury, Audience and Cinematography awards, this first feature by 26-year-old Tony Bui is a poetic narrative about the "new" Vietnam, and is the first American independent film to be shot on location in that country. The film weaves three separate stories about four characters in Saigon and how their paths cross. In the first, a young Vietnamese woman is working for a reclusive writer who has lost his fingers to leprosy. As she sings, her master becomes infatuated with her and finds inspiration in her music, just as she finds inspiration in his words. Their union in one of song, love, friendship and aid. Second is Hai, a cyclo driver who falls for a young prostitute with high ambitions. After saving her from a few hostile clients, she lets him drive her around. Eventually Hai enters a cyclo race in hopes of winning enough money to spend one night with his beloved. Finally, a young boy named Woody sells gum, watches and lighters to passers-by in the streets. In a bar he meets an American soldier played by Harvey Keitel who is searching for his missing daughter. When Woody suspects the G.I. of stealing his suitcase, he goes looking. What he finds is best left unanswered.
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If Three Seasons were as substantive as it is engaging or as satisfying as it is attractive, it would be a masterpiece. As it stands, the much-lauded first feature of Tony Bui reveals a rare instance of a director with more talent than ambition. Bui has an eye for an indelible image and the composition skills of a seasoned veteran, but each of his film's three stories all taper into ponderousness well before reaching their conclusion. But by the time it becomes apparent that Bui has a frustrating tendency to favor situations over stories, Three Seasons will probably have already won over most viewers. Set in a modern day Vietnam no longer unable to keep the West at bay, Three Seasons' stunning cinematography (from Hughes Brothers and Wim Wenders vet Lisa Rinzler) coupled with Bui's unassuming direction beautifully captures a corner of the world largely unfamiliar to outsiders as it enters a state of transition. Excellent performances help as well, particularly by Harvey Keitel, Don Duong, and Zoe Bui. The latter two performers make the film's most contrived story more interesting than it might otherwise have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • UPC: 044006101330
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Polygram Usa Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Duong Hai
Nguyen Ngoc Hiep Kien An
Tran Manh Cuong Teacher Dao
Harvey Keitel James Hager
Zoe Bui Lan
Nguyen Huu Duoc Woody
Diem Kieu Singing Lotus Woman
Bui Tuong Trac Man Who Buys Lotus Flowers
Technical Credits
Tony Bui Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ben Bohen Associate Producer
Timothy Linh Bui Co-producer
Pham Ngoc Chau Asst. Director
Curtis Choy Sound/Sound Designer
Ghia Ci Fam Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Horowitz Score Composer
Harvey Keitel Executive Producer
Jason Kliot Producer
Jason Kliot Producer
Wing Lee Production Designer
Quan Lelan Casting
Brian Miksis Sound/Sound Designer
Julian Petrillo Asst. Director
Keith Reamer Editor
Lisa Rinzler Cinematographer
Charles Rosen Executive Producer
Joana Vicente Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    Break through

    I enjoyed Three Seasons. Bui has broken onto the movie scene with a very compelling view of Vietnamese life. The entire movie was so artistically superb. Acting was very authentic and excellent. It should not have surprised anyone that it took home a couple of very prestigous awards. I look forward to more works from Bui in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A PICTURE OF VIETNAM

    I found this movie very touching and thought-provoking...the characters, their interaction, etc. I loved the scenery and detail on Vietnam. I still have questions on the movie after having watched it twice. Why the title?, for example. Movies that cause me to think and wonder are the ones that stay with me the longest. This movie will definitely stay with me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everyone should see this movie!

    This was an excellent movie that I will never forget. Being Vietnamese, this movie really touched me. I can guarantee anyone who watches this movie, will definitely need a whole box of tissues. 'Cuz it definitely made me cry.

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