A young girl’s breasts and nipples are shown twice.
A woman breastfeeds a child.
Two implied sex scenes.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Some people say that Vietnam is the eternal shadow in the hearts of Americans, while the French have complex feelings of love and hate for this land in the Far East. Just as the British are to India and Hong Kong, after all, some history can’t be forgotten. I still remember the Mekong river flowing silently in the lover, the vast lights in Xigong, slowly leaving the tankers in the harbor…… it’s beautiful and sentimental. This is Indochina, Vietnam, which was once an independent colony of France before independence.

“When I was young, I thought some things in the world were closely related. Men and women, mountains and plains, mortals and gods, Indochina and France…” experienced the calm after the vicissitudes of life, almost felt no melancholy, the low voice of the women, deeply attached to the past which could not be recalled. In 1954, the day before the “Geneva meeting”, on the cruise ship on Lake Geneva, Allian told the story to the young children. It was a dream about her life.

In my impression, the films about Vietnam are always beautiful and exquisite, just like a piece of silk and bamboo elegant music, quiet and distant, just like the emerald green and quiet in the taste of green papaya. It is a hometown nostalgic with the mentality of a Vietnamese Frenchman. It is the beautiful countryside in Chen hero’s impression, and the memory is often sublimated unconsciously, just like the Phoenix Town written by Shen Congwen, In Lu Xun’s memory, the more alienated and distant the childhood herbal garden is, the more beautiful and charming it is.

For Indochina, the French always have romantic fantasies. They will always cherish the memory of the “golden” glorious years spent in this country. In fact, as one falls, another rises in the 30s of Indochina in the 30s of last century, the old and new forces are changing frequently. The film is still very beautiful. The morning fog filled plantation, tall rubber trees, slowly flowing white gum, smoky past, all images are enchanting with the Oriental breath. It is filled with the fresh wind of pastoral songs, even with the color of legend and romance, just like the unique personality of France.

Adrian played by Katherine denafu often reminds me of the heroine who walked into East Africa Kenya alone in out of Africa. Even their experiences are very similar, but Kenya is more isolated, there is no stray bullets flying in the streets of Saigon, and the cross barrier between Karen and lover is not equal to the silent but distant melancholy. Although de neve lacks the kindness of Meryl Streep, she has the noble temperament that Americans lack, which can best reflect the romance and elegance in the bones of French women. Arion grew up in France and grew up in Indochina. She was beautiful, wealthy, strong and capable, with six thousand hectares of oak garden industry and a love for her colonial security minister. She adopted the little princess Kami of Annan, whose parents died, as her own daughter.

A quiet life is always broken by an accident. Isn’t it because of an encounter and a look? The handsome naval officer made her appear in the twists and turns of Adrian’s life. The French actor Vincent Perry, who played Jean, was still very young at that time, with a classical and melancholy face. He was a romantic lover who was also fascinated by the beautiful and pure Fangfang in Fangfang. Especially the other eyes were bewitching. At a glance, there was a sense of confusion that people tried to get rid of moral constraints. Perhaps it is the vigorous lust generated by the hot climate of the tropical rain forest. In the face of the hot eyes that make her look at herself, Adrian can’t help being confused. This sudden finally made her unable to care as much as before. The appointment in Saigon’s old house and the warm lingering in the car could not leave no trace, “I love him, and I know he loves me too”. Even under the good calm concealed by Allian, she can still find the tenderness in her eyes.

But this time, lust did not become a sharp weapon to dominate everything. This relationship began and ended in a hurry. Let’s choose to leave. Just as I don’t know why he fell in love with alian at the beginning, is it because of her maternal brilliance, her strength and peace, or what? I also don’t know why he left. Is it because of her frightening capital and background, her widely different status, or her own ideals? Perhaps my understanding of freedom is always lacking. I don’t really understand that life without freedom is like Saigon without coastline. Let’s not want to be her gentle lover, not everything she gives, “I want the whole world, not a corner of the grave”. In his ideal, this relationship may become an obstacle to his pursuit of freedom, so he chose to give up.

Just like the ripples of birds across the water, they soon returned to calm. Besides, no one knew Adrian’s pain. She chose to remember silently alone. Under her calm, there was helplessness and great sadness about fate. Until one day Kami solemnly told her, mom, I can’t marry a man I don’t love. I fell in love with a man named Jean Bartis. At that moment, if you can see through your heart, you must see that Adrian’s heart is breaking piece by piece. Her love and her memory become untouchable pain in an instant.

Because of offending her, she was exiled by the navy to the most remote and desolate Longwan to guard the border. Kamei was soon married by Gong Tingzhi to a man she didn’t love. He spent day after day in boredom and loneliness, and she fled on her wedding night and embarked on the road of looking for love. Fate once again pushed alian to the most contradictory and helpless situation. She couldn’t even decide what attitude she should take to deal with the sudden event. Jean and camay were finally together. They betrayed the colony, began their life of escape, fell in love with each other in exile, and gave birth to their children. Carmel fell in love with Jean at first sight and had no reservations. Even after having insight into the story between alian and Jean, he still pursued it recklessly. Jean, after a hard escape, was deeply moved by Carmel’s courage and strength, just as he was attracted by alian at the beginning. Finally, his choice has completely exceeded the initial gratitude and moving.

The film accurately captures the political atmosphere of that era and puts the small individual under the grand historical background. The small individual is more small and the grand individual is more grand. It is helpless to resist the historical individual. Because of its helplessness, it highlights the tragic atmosphere and the true meaning of life. The ups and downs of the characters’ fate, the wide opening and closing of the story plot, and the legend of the achievements of troubled times hide an unforgettable love, but make an otherwise dull relationship come back to life. From the Chinese border to Saigon, the love between Jean and camay is repeated on hundreds of stages, spreading in all directions and touching, It also makes people sigh for the feelings that were suppressed at the beginning but could not be released at the bottom of Allian’s heart.

Let me die. At first, he betrayed Ai Lian’s love for freedom, and finally for freedom. He betrayed the revolution in Indochina. The ambiguous and waver in determination on political position was really unappreciated. So his death was also expected. But I think this character is originally divorced from politics. In him, it more reflects a kind of persistence about idealism than anything else. The pursuit of life is freedom, but it is like the hawk Hawking around the labyrinth waters of Harlan. It never fails to break through the haze. The relationship between him and alion seems to have a metaphor for the relationship between Indochina and France. This metaphor is more evident in camara and Allie, and acquiescence in the relationship between the mother country and the colony. The conflict within the family is actually the epitome of the colonial struggle against the suzerain state.

The position of the French director Reggie Wargnier is not entirely on the side of the colonists. In Indochina, there is no intention to publicize the colonial culture of France, and even some of the treatments are quite radical. The scene of selecting workers in Longwan is exactly the same as the barbaric act of selling black slaves in the United States described in root. The comparison between the readiness of armed French soldiers and the tired faces of ragged workers is self-evident.

However, the director mostly expresses an unknown loss through homesickness, so as to naturally form a wordless query and criticism of colonial culture. Peaceful villages like a paradise, blue sky and clear water, these deliberately captured beauty are in sharp contrast to displaced refugees and fleeing revolutionaries. Cami is not so radical. The initial choice is driven by fate, but on the way to Longwan, the scenery along the way flows into her heart like blood in her eyes. Finally, “the whole Indochina is in her heart”. This transformation is abstract and symbolic. From the comfortable and noble princess Annan to the later Communist Party members of Vietnam, her real life has made her full of the suffering and misfortune that this country is suffering. The French taught her the concept of freedom and equality to promote her growth and never look back. If it is said that the anti marriage runaway is only out of the girl’s pursuit of love dreams, then her transformation has had a solid realistic foundation. The personality of “never give up Asians” described by alian is incisively and vividly expressed in Carmi.

After death, Alice worked hard and finally saw the kamy after being released from prison. The two men again embraced tightly. Kami asked the child and cried, but he still said to his mother, “go to France, take him, your Indochina is no longer there, it is dead”. Yes, Indochina has gone, and Camille is no longer the tame daughter of the past. To bid farewell to the past, Carmel chose a decisive attitude, forgetting the past, including all the blessings, all the happiness and sadness, and did not have to look back in order to start again and gain freedom. Kamei later joined the revolution and fought for more people’s freedom until he came to Geneva as a member of the Vietnamese negotiating delegation many years later.

There is no exciting mother son recognition in the imagination. The past has passed. No matter the pain or joy, looking back, it is just a little disappointed. Young Eden chose to be loyal to everything he has now, a comfortable culture. He said to Adrian, “you are my mother”. On the cruise ship, Alice sighed, “tomorrow France will lose Indochina forever”. In fact, her Indochina had no longer existed. After she left, after the death, Indochina’s memory was broken and scattered.

Floating away, she lost everything she once had, and the people she loved eventually left her. He once thought that a permanent connection, a man and a woman, Indochina and France, broke down in the vicissitudes of life. I always feel that Allian is the most tragic character. With the passage of time and the passing of youth, the pain lines of life extend endlessly between her silent eyes and expressions.

What was she staring at at last? What was she staring at, what was like the endless flow of water, or Indochina, or Camille or memory?

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