Historical, modern love stories to mark national holidays

TN News

Email Print

Historical film Tay Son hao kiet (Tay Son Dynasty's heroes) and contemporary feature film De mai tinh (Plan for tomorrow) will be released nationwide in the coming weeks.

While one film celebrates National Reunification Day, which falls on April 30, the other marks the Reunification Day and Hung King's Death Anniversary (April 23), both of which are national holidays.

Produced by the Ly Huynh Private Film Studio in 2009, Tay Son hao kiet portrays the valor of Emperor Quang Trung, who led the Tay Son troops to defeat the 200,000-strong army of the Qing Dynasty in the spring of 1789. It also tells the story of his love for Le Dynasty Princess Ngoc Han.

The film stars Ly Hung as King Quang Trung and Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 Thuy Lam as Princess Ngoc Han. Other artists like Meritorious Artist The Anh, Doan Dung, Ly Huynh and famous singer Tuan Hung are also part of the star cast.

The film, co-directed by Ly Huynh, Ly Hung and Phuong Hoang, employed more than 200 martial art instructors, 10,000 extras, 150 elephants, 200 horses and ten canons, in a record for Vietnamese film production.

Unlike Tay Son hao kiet, which will be released on April 30, Director Charlie Nguyen (De mai tinh) explores love between people of very different backgrounds, like that between Vietnamese-German singer Mai (portrayed by Kathy Uyen) and a poor man, Dung (Dustin Nguyen), or that of gay businessman Hoi (Thai Hoa).

De mai tinh will hit the screens on April 23, 2010.

More Arts & Culture News