Vietnam sends lottery comedy 'Jackpot' to the Oscars, hopes for a win

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A still image shows actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc in Vietnamese comedy "Jackpot" A still image shows actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc in Vietnamese comedy "Jackpot"

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Vietnam has selected "Trung so” (Jackpot), a film based on a true story of a lottery ticket seller, as its official entry for the foreign film category of the Oscars. 
The comedy, directed by Dustin Nguyen, stars Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Chi Tai and Nguyen himself, who is best known in the US as one of the stars of the original "21 Jump Street."
"Jackpot" tells the story of a southern Vietnamese lottery ticket seller, who sets aside a few tickets that a delivery man has promised to pay for later. 
Dustin Nguyen (R) plays as Tu Nghia and actress Thu Trang, who plays as Tu Nghia's wife, in a scene of Trung so (Jackpot)
When one of the tickets turns out to have the winning number, she decides to track him down to help him claim a cash prize of $300,000, instead of keeping the money for herself.
The film was released in Vietnam in February during the Lunar New Year holiday. 
Vietnam has submitted 11 films to the Oscars since 1993. It scored one nomination right in the very first time, with Tran Anh Hung's "The Scent of Green Papaya."
The 88th Oscars will be held on February 28, 2016.

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