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Saigoneer Podcast: A View of Vietnam From World Cinema

Episode 84 of the Saigoneer Podcast is now available!

On this week's single-topic show, we discuss movies about Vietnam created by foreign production companies and directors (1:28). The country's home-grown movie industry has improved in leaps and bounds in recent years (something we'll address in a future episode), but how has Vietnam been depicted from abroad?

Of course, Hollywood has its classic war movies, most of which make for difficult watching from a Vietnamese perspective, but we dig into a few films (mostly) unrelated to conflict. These include Owl and the Sparrow, Scent of Green Papaya and more.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (36:33).

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