Girl from Hanoi

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Girl from Hanoi
Em be Ha Noi.PNG
Caption of Film
Directed by Hải Ninh
StarringThế Anh
Release date
  • July 1975 (1975-07)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryNorth Vietnam

Girl from Hanoi (Vietnamese : Em bé Hà Nội) is a 1975 Vietnamese drama film directed by Hải Ninh. It was entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Diploma. [1] It also won the Golden Lotus at the 3rd Vietnam Film Festival. [2]

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The 9th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 10 to 23 July 1975. The Golden Prizes were awarded to the Polish film The Promised Land directed by Andrzej Wajda, the Soviet-Japanese film Dersu Uzala directed by Akira Kurosawa and the Italian film We All Loved Each Other So Much directed by Ettore Scola.

The Golden Lotus is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Vietnam Film Festival. It was introduced in 1973 at the 2nd Vietnam Film Festival held in Hanoi. The award is separated in five different categories: feature film; direct-to-video; documentary film; scientific film and animated film. The Golden Lotus is awarded for one or several films which are chosen by the jury of each category as the best production of the festival. It is also possible that the prize is not awarded if the jury decides that no film at the festival deserves the Golden Lotus. It is to be distinguished from the Golden Kite Prize of the Vietnam Cinema Association.



The plot of the film revolves around a young girl searching for her father, a soldier in the PAVN, after her mother and sister are killed during Christmas Bombings. [3] The film makes significant use of visual imagery and depicts war-time life in Hanoi under the aegis of the most intense sustained bombing campaign during the war. [3]

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This film was made during Operation Linebacker II during the Vietnam War, and extensive use of war-time scenery is used depicting war-time Hanoi. [2]

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