An Old Extract
(Mot trich doan cu)
by Dao Thanh Tung
Screenplay: Phan Huyen Thu
Cinematographer: Nguyen Quang Tuan
Editing: Nguyen Xuan Hoang
Production: Vietnamese National Documentary and Scientific Films Company
DVD, Color, 26 min,
OV Vietnamese with French subtitles.
With kind support of Vietnam Cinema Department in Hanoi
In Hung Trach village by the river So, actors performing the Hat Tuong, a kind of traditional opera, stop all rural activities to meet at the headquarters of the village popular committee. The villagers have been living with the Hat Tuong tradition for about a century. Far from being professional and despite their torn clothes, these peasants turn into princes and princesses on stage.