Once upon a time in Vietnam

Once upon a time in Vietnam

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DVD | Vietnamese
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While on a mission to retrieve fugitives in Vietnam, Dao, a commander in the Emperor's army, finds himself in the middle of a deadly conflict raging between a tyrannical crime boss, and the peaceful town that he has under his thumb. But when Dao realizes that Ahn, the beautiful monk warrior who fled the Emperor's army is living a secretive new life there, Dao must choose between upholding his oath to the Emperor, and fighting to preserve Ahn's cherished town.


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Mar 02, 2020

Before the irresistible warmth of sleep carries me off to the land of dreams. Once upon a time, foreign invaders came from distant lands to conquer our beloved country. Time and time again, they were exorcized by the most elite of the Monk-Hood. The elite of these elites were known as The Masters. When peace was restored, some of their brothers returned to the sanctity of the temple. But the Masters stayed behind, bound by an oath to protect our nation. Somebody says they were forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But ask those who have been to battles. Once your eyes have seen war, there is no returning home.

Mar 02, 2020

It is the Buddha's teachings. Man covets what he sees, touches, tastes. He creates likes and dislikes, good and bad. All of these things bring him sufferings and pain. Until you understand that, the pain of Samsara is inevitable. Why did you come here, my son?
-I came to seek forgiveness.
Sufferings and pain and hatred, regrets... they are like a fire that can burn down a house. They need our immediate attention. Until you forgive yourself... the road ahead for you will be long and never-ending.


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Mar 02, 2020

An uninspiring love story that once upon a time in Vietnam, there were three very different men who all coveted the same girl (Ngo Thanh Van.) Felt like watching one of those low budget 1950's Kung Fu flicks but with "modern" optics and special effects. The best scenes are early on with a monk playing an odd looking single string musical instrument and the fight match that follows. A curious watch as billed the first Vietnamese action fantasy film.

Note: For a better Vietnamese Kung Fu film with a less convoluted script, suggest the 2019 Furie with Ngo Thanh Van (Ngô Thanh Vân) as well.


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