|Korean-American Ilram Choi, among the top 10 stuntmen in the world, plays the role of a murderer in Chí Phèo Ngoại Truyện movie, which is expected to be released in September 15. — Photo thegioidienanh.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A teaser trailer of Vietnamese movie Chí Phèo Ngoại Truyện (Chí Phèo’s Untold Stories) has been launched after its box office release date was shifted to September 15.
The trailer introduces the movie’s stars, including Korean-American Ilram Choi, among the top 10 stuntmen in the world, who plays the role of a murderer. Choi has performed stunt roles in popular Hollywood movies such as The Amazing Spider-man, Avatar, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The movie also features comedians Thu Trang and Tiến Luật, and young talent Kiều Minh Tuấn. Pop star Phương Thanh plays a supporting role.
This is the first time that the husband-wife pair Tiến Luật and Thu Trang are working in a movie together. “Choi is very professional. He works hard regardless of the scorching weather,” said Luật.
Directed by Vietnamese-American Danny Đỗ, Chí Phèo Ngoại Truyện, is about love, jealousy and murder. It is based on a book by writer Nam Cao, one of the great figures in Vietnamese literature, a tale of the decline in moral standards and loss of traditional values related to family and love in a colonial and semi-feudal society in the 1930s and 40s. “I love working to bring the genius of Nam Cao to young generations. His themes are intensely human, timeless and relevant in any time and culture,” Đỗ said.
Earlier, in 1982, the book was adapted into a 90-minute film, Làng Vũ Đại Ngày Ấy (Vũ Đại Village in the Past), produced by Việt Nam Film Studio and directed by Phạm Văn Khoa. — VNS