The Scent of Green Papaya (Mi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Mi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte) (1993)

Moving, engrossing tale of a Vietnamese country girl who goes to work for a merchant family in Saigon in the years prior to the war.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 28, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Extraordinary. I will be eagerly awaiting more from this director.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A portrait of a tranquil Vietnam unknown to most Westerners . . . a lyrical and magical movie-masterpiece.

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

Scent of Green Papaya's warmth and beauty create a magical feeling that's more important than narrative.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A terrific film, one of tremendous visual beauty, but one that steers clear of any overt political messages.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhes
A gorgeous, poetic and delicate film that knows that little can be said and yet all can be conveyed with beautiful images and a wonderfully subtle approach to a… More
Jesse Ortega
Not much to say about this film as I certainly enjoyed it. This is a visually poetic film. It simply relies on its visual and symbolism to tell its story and… More
Michael S
A superb film. A beautifully rendered treat for the eyes and the senses.
Daisy Maduro
This film was mention to be similar as the Lover. Was it the same movie I just saw?! It could not be, as the film I just saw was beautiful, but there was no… More
Jennifer Xu
This film is exactly why I don't like independent films. The director focuses more on the so-called "aesthetic" details of the film and they… More
Leo L
Absolute favorite movie! I've seen this several years back, geez! I've forgotten this for a while, but I love it still!