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“Dad, I’m Sorry” to represent Vietnam at Oscars 2022

“Bo Gia” (Dad, I’m Sorry) has been chosen to represent Vietnam at the 2022 Oscars in the US.

Phim 420 tỷ của Trấn Thành đại diện Việt Nam dự Oscar
Trấn Thành trong phim 'Bố già'.

An official from the Vietnam Cinema Administration told VietNamNet that the movie will represent Vietnam to compete in the pre-qualification round of the Best International Film category at next year's Oscars.

It is very difficult to win one of the five official nominations out of 93 films submitted to this category. Moreover, 2022 is also the year with a record high number of films competing for the Best International Film.

“Dad, I’m Sorry” is the most outstanding movie of Vietnam released this year. The first film co-written, directed and starred by Tran Thanh has set a revenue record of more than VND420 billion (nearly $18 million), while the production cost was only VND 23 billion (approximately $1 million).

This movie recently won the most awards at the Vietnam Film Festival 2021, including the Silver Lotus Award, Best Screenplay, Lead Actor (Tuan Tran) and Supporting Actress (Ngan Chi).

The movie portrays the life of an elderly xe om (motorbike taxi) driver living in Ho Chi Minh City who faces challenges in earning money for his wife and two teenage children./.

The story originated as a five-episode web drama that drew 90 million viewers and was the brainchild of Tran Thanh, a popular comic actor and television host. Tran Thanh wrote the piece, co-directed with Vu Ngoc Dang, and also stars as a beleaguered middle-aged man who tries, and largely fails, to preside over a dysfunctional, exceptionally argumentative family in a poor area of Saigon.

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