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New movie on President Ho Chi Minh to launch film week

Update: January, 26/2015 - 14:33
Actor Manh Truong plays the role of Thau Chin in the movie "Thau Chin in Siam". — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — A movie on Nguyen Ai Quoc's life in Thailand will be premiered to launch a nationwide film week to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Viet Nam Communist Party.

The party was founded on February 3, 1930. The film week will also celebrate the Lunar New Year festival, which falls on February 19.

Entitled "Thau Chin O Xiem" (Thau Chin in Siam), the movie tells the story of Nguyen Ai Quoc's activities in Thailand in 1928-29 to prepare for the establishment of the Viet Nam Communist Party, comprising three groups: Dong Duong Cong San Dang (Dong Duong Communist Party), An Nam Cong San Dang (An Nam Communist Party) and Dong Duong Cong San Lien Doan (Dong Duong Communist Union). The leader adopted the alias ‘Thau Chin'.

The 100-minute movie, based on a script with the same title by Dinh Thien Phuc, stars Manh Truong, who plays the role of Thau Chin in his debut film.

"We had a lot of difficulties in planning all the scenes from 1928,"said the film's director Bui Tuan Dung. "We visited museums, met cultural researchers to study every single detail to plan the scenes. It was a fairly complicated task."

"Thau Chin O Xiem" is a film about a leader, but is fairly interesting and entertaining with natural dialogues and some funny situations, he added.

The Vietnamese people have seen Nguyen Ai Quoc portrayed as a small-built figure in many movies. But actor Truong is fairly tall at nearly 180cm.

"I hope Truong will present a fresher impression of President Ho [Nguyen Ai Quoc] in his debut role," Dung said.

The movie will be screened for free nationwide, together with another movie "Nguoi Tinh Nguyen" (Volunteers), between January 30 and February 5.

The opening ceremony of the film week will be held in Ha Noi on January 30 and February 1 in the northern province of Cao Bang. In Ha Noi, free tickets are available at the National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street. — VNS

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