Indochine (1992)

Set in French Indochina during the politically turbulent 1930s, Regis Wargnier's film stars Catherine Deneuve as a plantation owner who becomes involved in a torrid love triangle between a handsome French soldier (Vincent Pérez) and her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

A guilty pleasure, this French melodrama could have been called "Saigon, mon amour," a grand, sweeping and sprawling saga about a strong plantation owner (the beautiful Catherine Deneuve)--not unlike Vivien Leigh of Gone With the Wind.

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Nick Davis
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The tendency of Oscar voters toward visual bombast and style-over-substance filmmaking in the English-language categories also applies in the international competition.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The concentration instead is on soap opera plotting that gets pretty sappy sometimes, as well as thick, torpid dialogue.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A movie that had its moments. The film itself seems to suffer from a lack of momentum; it strives to be an epic, but ends up being just a decent family drama.… More
Robert C
Lush locations, beautifully shot, romance, deceit and "la Deneuve". What more can you ask for?
Jan Marc Macababayao
Indochine exposes a journey to freedom that narrates the clash of cultural and political paradigms set colonial French Indochina. A film, which in itself a… More
Mason Williams
This has to be one of my favorite foreign film's. Indochine has such beautiful locations in Asia along the actors like Catherine Deneuve. Catherine is… More
Lanning : )
Another pointed reminder why the French -- and the US after them -- were destined not to succeed in Vietnam. It's all about that maniacal empire building… More
Tom Ericksen
I disagree that this is like watching paint dry -- Accurate or not, it covers a significant period in VietNam's history and after living thru the War, I… More