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Bui doi Cho Lon (2013)

In the heart of Saigon, there's a place where promises are still written in blood.

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Charlie Nguyen (as Truc 'Charlie' Nguyen)

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Charlie Nguyen (as Truc 'Charlie' Nguyen)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Long Dien Long Dien ... Hung Cho Lon
Ha Hien Ha Hien ... Lam
Bich Phuong Huynh Bich Phuong Huynh ... Huong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hoang Phuc Nguyen Hoang Phuc Nguyen ... Tai Nhot
Johnny Nguyen ... Phong Bui
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Storyline

A man name Lam picks up his girlfriend, but it is revealed that his girlfriend is actually in a relationship with an evil gangster. The gangster is furious and hires a martial artist. Lam goes to his brother for his protection. Lam's brother and the gangster fight. After learning the truth about his girlfriend, Lam orders her to leave. However, the gangster finds his girlfriend again. guilty that he let his girlfriend go, Lam goes off to fight the gangster, but unsuccessfully leads in a trap. In the process, Lam's brother kills a member. it is revealed that the member is the martial artist's brother in law. Furious, the martial artist kills the brother. In revenge for his brother, Lam lays trap for the martial artist before confronting him. After a brutal fight, the martial artist beats Lam. the gangster arrives, and double stabs the martial artist by killing him. He then tells his girlfriend to kill Lam. However, the girl friend still loves Lam, and she tries attacking the gangster ... Written by Kenny Nguyen

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Country:

Vietnam

Language:

Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 April 2013 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Cho Lon See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Chanh Phuong Phim See more »
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Great action flick.....
14 August 2013 | by dannyscottingSee all my reviews

OK I think this film is excellent.

However I am lucky enough to have worked on it as senior colourist and have seen the REAL version. Unfortunately as it is currently banned no one will see it for a long time. That doesn't make me biased though, if I thought it sucked I would say so!

Nobody should watch the hideous torrents that are floating around on the internet. For starters its not the approved final edit nor has the post production been completed.

What you are all watching and reviewing is in fact a WIP copy and should be viewed as such. Remember that stupid Wolverine torrent from a few years back that was only around 60% complete? Same kinda thing.

The fight scenes for me are excellent, i watch a lot of action films and todays propensity for fast cuts and multiple angles is nothing more than a clever attempt to hide the fact that there is no real fighting being done.

The fight scenes in this movie are real and extremely well choreographed for the most part. Existing as single continuous shots (like the fighting in the apt) there is also none of the fantasy element that a lot of martial arts films have no crazy floating kicks or heavy vfx (not that they are bad things, they are just not in this film). You have to be really tight in order to make this style work and they have totally pulled it off.

On top of this the cinematography is outstanding and the directors original film is great.

Its raw and real and really really good.

Please be patient and hope that one day you will see the film the the director intended for the audience. It'll be worth the wait!


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