The Scent of Green Papaya (Mi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)
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The Scent of Green Papaya (Mi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)
A modern fairy-tale of visual beauty, incredible romance and struggle with a happy ending. Nominated for Best Foreign Film. Vietnamese with English subtitles.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Extraordinary. I will be eagerly awaiting more from this director."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A portrait of a tranquil Vietnam unknown to most Westerners . . . a lyrical and magical movie-masterpiece."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Scent of Green Papaya's warmth and beauty create a magical feeling that's more important than narrative."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"A terrific film, one of tremendous visual beauty, but one that steers clear of any overt political messages."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Almost silent, and marked by great pictorial beuaty, the film revolves around a young Vietnamese servant during the French occupation, though politics remains in the background--a classic coming of age"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com