Vietnam will get a first hand look at all the action when ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM (a.k.a. Lua Phat) gets its explosive theatrical release on August 22, 2013. The film is directed by, as well as starring Dustin Nguyen. The film also sees Dustin back on the screen with Vietnamese femme fatale Thanh Van Ngo, with whom he also starred in opposite Vietnamese action lead Johnny Tri Nguyen in THE REBEL.
Also in the film are rising action star Jason Ninh Cao, actors Thai Hoa and Dinh Ngoc Diep, and American martial artist, actor and stunt performer Roger Yuan who also served as the film’s action director.
Wych Kaosayanada, who also directed Dustin’s previous Thailand-based actioner, ANGEL, also operated the cinematography for this latest fantasy swordplay actioner.
The film tells a story about a townspeople who recruits a stranger to help defeat a crime boss who has overtaken their land. OUATIV is described as a cross between a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, fantasy and martial arts action, blended with dangerous romance and Buddhist philosophy.
The story started from a small village, where innocent people are being harassed by dangerous gangster and his gang. The thorn in their eyes is Hien, a baker in the village. To fight against the harassment of the gang, along with Hien’s beautiful wife, he calls on the villagers to stand up and protest. At the same time, Dao – a mysterious master comes and sees this unequal battle. He decides to stand with villagers. A final war is erupted and the mysterious past of Dao is also gradually revealed…
In addition to starring in and directing, Dustin Nguyen wrote the screenplay, as well as co-produced it with Quang Minh Do. Bao Tranchi provided the film’s costume design and creation.
Check out the new trailer below!