|Rock on: The movie Fan Cuồng (Fanatic) stars Vietnamese comedian Hồ Thái Hòa. — Photo sinemalar.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese big-budget rock movie Fan Cuồng (Fanatic) will set the tone for a season of domestic high-grossing films across the country.
Directed by overseas Vietnamese Charlie Nguyễn, who is popular among Vietnamese audiences for his comedy films, such as Để Mai Tính (Fool for Love), Cưới Ngay Kẻo Lỡ (Love Puzzle) and Tèo Em (Little Tèo), and starring top comedian Hồ Thái Hòa and action actor Johnny Trí Nguyễn, the movie follows a devoted rock fan who struggles in many ways to revive the past glory of the fading rock music scene.
Director Charlie Nguyễn said the movie would replace the sequel to Little Tèo on his schedule.
“For some reason, we could not carry on with that project, so I had to switch to Fanatic. The drama comedy is a combination of space travel, spatial romance and fantasy factors,” he said.
The movie, with a budget of VNĐ26 billion (US$1.15 million), is set in the 90s and sees a fan travelling back through time to HCM City to meet the leader of his favourite band, Sexy Beast, to persuade him to perform on stage once again. The band leader has fallen in love with a young lady and is neglecting his career.
Fanatic is scheduled to be screened nation-wide on July 15. — VNS