|A Tourist’s Guide To Love will be released globally on 27 April 2023, only on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix|
HCM CITY — Netflix has released the first images of A Tourist’s Guide To Love - the first international production filmed in Việt Nam since the pandemic.
Featuring an international cast including producer and star Rachael Leigh Cook, Vietnamese-American actor Scott Ly, as well as popular local actors Meritorious Artist Lê Thiện and rising talent Quinn Trúc Trần, A Tourist’s Guide To Love is set to premiere globally on 27 April 2023, only on the streaming giant.
It follows the story of a travel executive (Rachel Leigh Cook) who, after an unexpected breakup, decides to accept an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Việt Nam. Along the way, she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide (Scott Ly) when they decide to reroute the journey in order to explore life and love off the beaten path.
|A Tourist’s Guide To Love follows a travel executive (Rachel Leigh Cook) who accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Việt Nam.|
The first images offer a first glimpse of A Tourist’s Guide To Love, showcasing many exquisite localities in Việt Nam to a global audience. These include the sparkling Thu Bồn river in Hội An, the ancient and majestic Mỹ Sơn sanctuary, the bustling Bến Thành market, and a peaceful village in the Hà Giang countryside.
Rachael Leigh Cook said: “Việt Nam is insanely beautiful, and the landscape is so incredibly diverse, and that's why I think it's so important that we set the movie in so many different places...the topography varies so greatly and it's such an asset to the movie and to everyone who is able to see it.”
|A Tourist’s Guide To Love, showcases many exquisite localities including the ancient and majestic Mỹ Sơn sanctuary.|
The images also tease the rich and vibrant Vietnamese culture reflected in the romantic film. In a festive Tết celebration, Rachael Leigh Cook dons a traditional ‘áo dài’, while Meritorious Artist Lê Thiện welcomes international guests into her cozy village home, dancing joyfully and filling the room with warmth and festive cheer.
Sharing her inspiration behind the script, Vietnamese-American writer Eirene Trần Donohue said: “It was really important to me to tell a story about life in Việt Nam now. One that was full of joy and love and celebration.
"I wanted to change the conversation about Việt Nam, to highlight it as a modern thriving country whose stories are worthy of being told.” — VNS