Buffalo Boy
Buffalo Boy (2003)

A teenager coming of age in Vietnam in the '40s is faced with new challenges and troubling news as he asserts his independence in this drama. Kim (Le The Lu) is a 15-year-old living in a rural area where a six-month rainy season causes… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

If you have ever wondered what the life of a Vietnamese peasant was like in the 1940s, it seems unlikely there will be a lovelier evocation of it than Buffalo Boy.

Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Austere but beautiful film about the desperately poor in Vietnam during the 1940s.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Ostensibly a coming-of-age story, this languorous, beautifully shot feature debut from Vietnam tells a deceptively simple tale in a deceptively simple fashion.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This beautiful film offers a rare, poetic glimpse of life in rural Vietnam during the French occupation.

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Doug Cummings
Filmjourney

In a lesser film, the copious floods would signal pat themes of life and renewal, but Nguyen-Vo emphasizes the water's destructive power as well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
If you want to see a story about people in Vietnam that doesn't involve the Vietnam war, then here you go. The good parts involve how nice it is to see the… More