Hanoi - 12 days and nights
(Hanoi - 12 ngay dem)
by Bui Dinh Hac
Diector: Bui Dinh Hac
Script: Thien Phuc, Ho Phuong, Huu Mai, Chu Lai, Hong Ngat
Cinematographer: Bui Trung Hai
Editing: Nguyen Ngoc Nga, Nguyen Viet Nga
Art Director: Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Nguyen Hai Nghiem
Sound: Dang Dinh Hung, Le Quang Dao
Music: Do Hong Quan
Cast: Quoc Tuan, Hoang Nhat Mai, Xuan Tung, Chieu Xuan, Le Trung Cuong, Mai Thu Huyen, Eva Zvarova
Studio du film de fiction vietnamien
4 Thuy Khue
35 mm, Colour, 127 min
OV Vietnamese with English Subtitles
French Elctronic Subtitles
In December 1972, American terrible B52 bombed Hanoi during 12 days and 12 nights. The Vietnamese army and the people’s resistance forced the B52 to withdraw.
In Hanoi, 12 Days and 12 Nights, Bui Dinh Hac has mixed sequences of war and portraits of hero and anonymous fighters who defended Hanoi during the period called "Dien bien Phu of the air" : Dan Nhan the commandant of the battalion and his wife, a young teacher, a physician, a journalist, a pilot, a young soldier, all the inhabitants of Hanoi and the army.
This historical film wants to be the critical counterpart of the many western films dealing with the theme. The films clearly stands against war.