Rent Monsoon (2019)

3.0 of 5 from 130 ratings
1h 25min
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Synopsis:
The film is a rich and poignant exploration of the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present. Kit (Henry Golding) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he's no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.
Actors:
, , , , Edouard Leo, Nguyen Myan,
Directors:
Producers:
Tracy O'Riordan
Writers:
Hong Khaou
Studio:
Peccadillo Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/11/2020
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Vietnamese
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.20:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Peccadillo Sofa Club with Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers and Hong Khaou
  • A Conversation with Director Hong Khaou
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/11/2020
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS 5.1, Vietnamese DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.20:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Peccadillo Sofa Club with Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers and Hong Khaou
  • A Conversation with Director Hong Khaou
  • Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (3) of Monsoon

Return of the place of my birth - Monsoon review by AA

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30/11/2020

A charming film about a now British subject returning to his birth home and the experiences he has meeting people who knew him and his family and hook ups he had made prior to his journey.  Very watchable film and the story flows a steady pace and gives an insight into the experience of a person returning to their birth place many years later!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Touching drama about reconnecting with your culture - Monsoon review by AER

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07/12/2020

So this British movie set in modern-day Vietnam was very good. Henry Golding plays a gay man who is transporting his mother's ashes back to Vietnam. He tries to reconnect with his past (he left when he was six years old) and also meets an American expatriate with his own connections to the country. This was a very thoughtful film about understanding where you come from and where you need to go. Some scenes are very moving and you warm to the lonely lead character quickly, whose initial reticence can actually be read as something altogether different by the end of its slender running time - 75 minutes. Both Hanoi and Saigon appear in this road movie, as does much of this ever-changing country. Recommended for those who like character dramas and road movies.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Homecoming Drama that is Unexciting and Maudlin - Monsoon review by GI

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02/07/2021

Heartfelt, maudlin and occasionally a sweet drama about a man who returns to his roots in an attempt at discovering himself. Henry Golding is Kit, a British Vietnamese born gay man who left his home country aged six when his family escaped at the end of the Vietnam war. There's a thoughtfulness to this film, a tale about reconciliation with something that can't quite be reconciled, there's subtly painful reunions and a touching romance when Kit meets lewis, an American fashion designer and they begin a relationship. Overall I found the film a bit too melancholy and a tad boring but it's a restrained story with a good central performance.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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