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『Jailbait』
A fast tempo Vietnamese romantic comedy on the relationships of a city school girl.

『Jailbait』

Director:Le Thanh Son(Kyoto Filmmakers Lab2010 participant )

Cast:Kiêu Minh Tuân, Kaity Nguyên, Will (365), Châu Bùi


Contory:Vietnam

Year:2016

Time:97min

Production Company: Chanh Phuong Films

Story

Hoàng is a really cool playboy. He’s got not only a cool “playboy” appearance but only big house, nice car and dream job. Due to his too perfect himself thinking, Hoang’s life status is always “Only-One-Night-Stand”, “fun” with girls is his priority but never an official girlfriend. Everything has changed when Hoàng met and slept with Linh Dan… an under-18-year-old girl. Since that time, He’s trapped with Linh Dan and had to be an iconic boyfriend in her love game along with Tony, a basketball-hot boy and a beautiful cheerleader, Yen. The more he tried to resist her the more awkward he got to keep the special negotiation between them. However, will Linh Dan get what she one and find true happiness for herself? Will Hoang surrender to a cunning girl who is younger than him almost 20 years.

Highlight

The film was released in April in Vietnam, as a smash hit that exceeded Hollywood film “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” (2017) which was also released at the same period. It is a romantic comedy that portrays the relationships of a school girl. Leading actress Kaity Nguyn who is the same generation as her character, and Kiu Minh Tun who plays Hoàng make viewers giggle with their combination. Highlights include the relationships of the characters of a Vietnamese metropolis, which relay the director’s message towards the generation of parents to let teenagers become more open. Following the hit of this film, “Em trên 18” (meaning “over 18”) is scheduled for release next year.

Director:Le Thanh Son(Kyoto Filmmakers Lab2010 participant )

After graduating from the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, he studies Cinematic Art at the University of Southern California, then gains experience with Vietnamese commercial films, soap operas, commercials and music videos. 2005, his short film “Who am I?” was awarded Best Short Film at The Golden Kite Award of Vietnam. He directs his first feature film “Clash” (original title “Bay Rong”) in 2009. Screened at the New York Tribeca Film Festival, it left a deep impression on the audience with its hard boiled action over a female hitman. In contrast, this time he directs a romantic comedy. He shows his talents as a director by creating high quality films regardless of genre.

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