The Scent of Green Papaya

The Scent of Green Papaya

  • Director: Anh Hung Tran
  • Countries of origin: Vietnam, France
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Release date: January 28, 1994
  • Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: Mùi Đu Đủ Xanh
  • "Mui du du xanh" is a drama film directed by Anh Hung Tran and starring Ruan Ruqiong, Tran Nu Yên-Khê , Hoa Hoi Vuong and others. The film was released in France on June 8, 1993.
    The film focuses on the growth experience of the little girl Mei, and tells the story of her life in two family environments   .


    • Release date January 28, 1994
    • Filming locations Paris, France
    • Production companies Les Productions Lazennec, SFP Cinema, La, La Sept Cinéma

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    • By Lukas 2022-09-27 18:35:04

      beautiful picture

      I finally watched this famous film yesterday, and I still liked it very much an hour ago (when Mei was a child). But when Mei grew up, it became more grotesque. First, the actor who played Mei was a little sorry for the audience, and she felt that she was expressing Mei's simplicity on purpose, she was surprised when she saw everything, and she wiped sweat. , is so deliberate that it feels a bit contrived. The second is Hao Ren's girlfriend, who is dizzy. If all the fashionable girls in...

    • By Destin 2022-09-05 15:00:27

      my vietnamese

      I finally watched "The Smell of Green Papaya", which I wanted to see for many years. The plot of the film is very old-fashioned and simple:
        a young Mei travels from the countryside to Saigon to work as a maid in a declining family. The male host doesn't care about internal affairs and foreign affairs. The wife takes care of everything at home and abroad, but he plays the strings all day long, and has repeatedly swept away the family's money. Her own daughter, resigned to her husband's...

    • By Blaise 2022-08-21 03:12:21

      The taste of green papaya, clip and assemble

      This is a record of a conversation I had with a friend discussing this movie a long time ago...


      There are no unnecessary words, and the smooth and fluent make people think that the director is looking for the shooting method of DOGMA95, hand-held and close to the natural light source. , The small details were captured, but it was not boring at all, and successfully created the desired atmosphere in the film: tranquility in the...

    • By Destini 2022-08-19 23:32:50

      Everything is going to happen, first plant the seeds, just wait for the opportunity, no need to worry.

          Everything is going to happen, first plant the seeds, just wait for the opportunity, no need to worry.
          And the closer you are to desire, the farther you are from happiness.
                                  ——Inscription【Scent of Green Papaya】
          I usually feel: Compared with movies, novels can give people more room for imagination, not only subtle, but also more expressive.
        After watching Chen Yingxiong's "The Taste...

    • By Aletha 2022-07-07 18:55:31

      I said out loud that I don't want fast food love

      I can't remember whether it was elementary school or middle school, but I just remember it was a sweltering summer vacation. At that time, the TV at home had not been replaced by the large color TV of today. Still 21 inches in black and white. The TV is not very clear, there are always small snow spots on the screen, and there is a whirring noise. I forgot what show it was. I just remember that it was a hot and irritable afternoon, and I couldn't sleep alone. Turning on the TV to...

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    • By Ruthie 2022-07-07 21:27:38

      Full of hormones, like dripping papaya juice, everything is surging. Chen Yingying is too good at photographing women, especially the scene of stealing lipstick is too...

    • By Garth 2022-07-07 20:58:57

      The hair and face washing under the lens of Chen Yingxiong is really invincible. The sparkling water droplets on the smooth skin are truly...

    • By Chris 2022-07-07 18:38:23

      Five stars for the first half. The sultry and humid air is filled with the fragrance of green plants, the sound of frogs in the lotus pond, the crisp chirps of birds are always lingering in the ears, the bare feet are stepping on the cool colored tiles, the wind is passing through the hall, and the rich tree shadows are in the air. The wall swayed in the wind. On a night that was too hot to sleep, I lay on the mat and stared blankly at the bright moonlight outside the window. A cool breeze...

    • By Lyla 2022-07-07 18:11:15

      After reviewing it, I found that it talked about the three-generation infatuation of the old man with the old lady, the wife with the master, A Mei with A Quan, and the issue of being a musician's wife. I fell in love at first sight and had the opportunity to silently accompany the person I had a crush on and take care of his daily life. The soundtrack is pretty weird. Vietnam beauty. There's nothing wrong with...

    • By Kadin 2022-07-07 13:15:16

      Will the rhythm be a little too slow, as if I said it but I didn't say it. The director played the track and played high. Looking at the East from a curious Western perspective, I think white people would believe it even if they were told it was China. The girl, the bright photography and the restless music are good, and the girl (the director's wife) has high cheekbones when she grows...

    Movie plot

    At the age of 10, the little girl Mei came to work as a servant in a big family in the city. The owner was a folk musician. She often left without saying goodbye to her family. The wife once had a daughter who died of a serious illness. Mei looked very much like the deceased young lady, so she was especially loved by the young mistress. The young master swept away all the family's savings time and time again, and the wife finally could...
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    Creative background

    Film director Anh Hung Tran went to France from Vietnam when he was 12 years old to study. When he was majoring in philosophy at university, he happened to watch the film "Dust of the Empire" by the Vietnamese-French director Lem Le, which made him interested in film. The film is Anh Hung Tran's debut film . The   inspiration comes from his childhood memories, the most important thing is his memories of his mother, so the director...
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    "Mui du du xanh" poetically tells the growth story of a girl named Mei in an aesthetic realm. The film deals with Anh Hung Tran's childhood memories, part of which is his retrospective of his past life. The soft and clear pictures and the crystal clear and sometimes witty music are all so delicate that they bury the suffering and quell the passion. They are so beautiful that everything seems to have nothing to do with reality. This...
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