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once upon a time in vietnam
For as long as I have been writing on my blog, I truly enjoy promoting some films that gain my interest quite heavily and inspire me. One of which is the latest from actor Dustin Nguyen making his directorial debut for Vietnam‘s latest first-ever fanatsy action film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam. The film was released late last year and began hitting film festivals in select parts of the world, and while I myself haven’t seen it yet, I love the overall look of this film and the starpower it holds, and I also love the concept it delivers as a Western Mad-Max type of film with epic martial arts action with a touch of romance and bloody revenge.
The last two behind-the-scenes videos for the filming of Once Upon A Time In Vietnam are now available online. The film opened in Vietnam with a star-studded premiere back in August led by actor, writer and director Dustin Nguyen who is currently promoting the film at the 18th Annual Busan International Film Festival in Korea which will last until October 12. The film is also kicking off the East Winds Film Festival in the U.K. beginning at the end of the month.
Described as the first-ever film of its kind for the Vietnamese film industry, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam sees lead actor Nguyen in his directorial debut, starring as Dao, a wandering warrior monk defending an innocent village from ruthless gangsters leading to a deadly final confrontation in story of action, romance, fantasy, and good versus evil. The film also stars Veronica Ngo, Hoang (Ben) Quan Nguyen, Thai Hoa, Jason Ninh Cao, Dinh Ngoc Diep and Roger Yuan along with Roger Yuan who also served as the film’s fight consultant with action director Bui Van Hai.
Once Upon A Time In Vietnam, Dustin Nguyen‘s directorial debut, has since sold worldwide, with North American acquisition courtesy of Lionsgate/Grindstone. You can also check out behind the scenes clips of the film’s production with parts one and two HERE, and part three HERE.
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In a new report from Twitch on Tuesday, it was announced that actor and director Dustin Nguyen‘s latest film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam, has been picked up for multi-territotial distribution, courtesy of Grindstone Entertainment. The news comes just of the heels of an extravagant premiere in Vietnam last week, which included appearances by Nguyen along with actress Veronica Ngo, actors Roger Yuan and Jason Ninh Cao and fashion designer Bao Tranchi.
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Actor/director Dustin Nguyen‘s upcoming film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam (a.k.a Lua Phat) is in full promotional mode, as per the release of a TV spot from July, along with several new character posters, public exhibitions of art and propwork from the film, and a recent Dep Magazine photoshoot with actress Veronica Ngo. And with the film’s full theatrical release in Vietnam on August 22, BHD is not done making the next two weeks count.
Actor and action filmmaker Dustin Nguyen makes his directorial debut in the upcoming domestic release of Once Upon A Time In Vietnam (a.k.a. Lua Phat) on August 22, 2013. With the film having earned the attention of distributors at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, promotion is now heavy and underway.
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.