Vietnamese thriller films promise to entertain audiences in second half of 2022

August, 29/2022 - 10:01
Vietnamese film producers are preparing to release a series of thriller movies to entertain audiences in the second half of 2022.
SCARY MOVIE: Actress Phương Anh Đào stars in the thriller movie, Vô Diện Sát Nhân (Nightmares), a directorial debut by Đinh Công Hiếu, which came to cinemas on August 26. — Photo courtesy of Điền Quân Film

HCM CITY — Vietnamese film producers are preparing to release a series of thriller movies to entertain audiences in the second half of 2022.

Vô Diện Sát Nhân (Nightmares), a directorial debut by Đinh Công Hiếu, came to cinemas on August 26.

The film revolves around a successful doctor named Phương Anh. Her perfect life is destroyed after a failed surgery. She constantly dreams of being killed by a faceless killer every night. Horribly, her nightmares are coming true.

The film features famous actress Phương Anh Đào, who played main roles in award-winning movies such as Chàng Vợ Của Em (My Mr Wife) by Vietnamese-American director and film producer Charlie Nguyễn, and Bằng Chứng Vô Hình (Invisible Evidence) by Trịnh Đình Lê Minh.

Hiếu, who is known for popular web dramas and sitcoms, told local media that after many years of making web dramas, he wanted to make his first movie and Vô Diện Sát Nhân came to him as fate.

“When I was looking for an appropriate movie to make, I received the invitation from the film’s production company. Luckily, thrillers are my strength,” he said.

Hiếu began his directing career in 2015 and was one of the pioneers in making web dramas in Việt Nam.

His popular works include Bạn Gái Tôi Là Trùm Trường (My Girl is Boss in School) and Saigon Gangsters, earning millions of views on YouTube.

He has also made sitcoms such as Quán Cà Phê Ngã 8 (Coffee Shop) and Có Yêu Nói Đi Đừng Ngại (Say Love, Don’t Be Shy).

LEADING LADIES: Actresses Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc (right) and Kaity Nguyễn will have a bloody conflict in Cô Gái Từ Quá Khứ (Girl from the Past), a thriller movie by young directors Bảo Nhân and Nam Cito. — Photo courtesy of MAR6 Pictures

MAR6 Pictures has surprised fans since releasing the first teaser of its highly-anticipated upcoming movie in 2022, Cô Gái Từ Quá Khứ (Girl from the Past), a work by young directors Bảo Nhân and Nam Cito, on August 15.

The teaser highlights a bloody conflict between two main characters who are sisters, and has attracted more than 10,100 views and received good comments by audiences.

The producer invited A-list actresses Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc and Kaity Nguyễn to play the two main characters, and veteran actress Lê Khanh to ensure the film’s quality and ticket sales.

Kaity Nguyễn, who became known with her debut role in Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait), said: “This time, I will come back with a completely different image. I’m excited and can’t wait to share my new movie to all the audiences.”

All the actresses performed in the chick-flick series called Gái Già Lắm Chiêu (The Tricky Ladies) about love and women created by young directors Bảo Nhân and Nam Cito in 2016.

Its latest and fourth movie in the series, Gái Già Lắm Chiêu V – Những Cuộc Đời Vương Giả (Camellia Sisters - Living Like Royalty) was released in March 2021 and earned VNĐ55 billion (US$2.35 million) in ticket sales.

Cô Gái Từ Quá Khứ is set to premiere on November 18. — VNS

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