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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung)

Rating:PG-13 (for thematic elements and some sex-related material)
Release Date:July 6, 2001
Running time:112 minutes
Cast:Ngo Quang Hai, Chu Hung, Le Khanh, Tran Nu Yen Khe, Nguyen Nhu Quynh
Director:Tran Anh Hung
Producer:Christophe Rossignon
Writer:Tran Anh Hung
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: Three sisters and their brother, prompted by the anniversary of their mother's death, meet at the eldest sister's cafe. They are obviously a close family, sharing their most intimate secrets without guilt or fear. Or so it seems. Involved in relationships at various stages of development, they all hold back disturbing secrets of sexual complicity, most dramatically the youngest sister, Lien, who seeks a husband just like her brother Hai (with whom she has a complex and ambiguous relationship). When Lien investigates an aspect of their mother's life previously unknown, the family is thrown into tumult. Her discoveries threaten the idealized memory of their parents that has kept the family fiercely connected."

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