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Blockbusters to be shown for free

Update: October, 10/2017 - 06:00
Secrets and lies: The horror - romance film Cô Hầu Gái (The Housemaid) is about the life of a young housemaid, played by Nhung Kate. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese blockbusters will be shown for free for a month at CGV cinemas nationwide.

The Free Movie programme began today and will run until November 9 at 15 cinemas in 10 cities and provinces, namely Hà Nội, HCM City, Đà Nẵng, Vũng Tàu, Hậu Giang, Rạch Giá, Cần Thơ, Trà Vinh, Yên Bái and Hà Tĩnh.

The films to be presented include the romantic comedy Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh (Sweet Twenty) (December 2015), which earned VNĐ26 billion (more than US$1 million) at box offices nationwide after just a week in theatres.

The film was directed by Phan Gia Nhật Linh based on the original movie Miss Granny of South Korea, which performed so well across Asia that companies in China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia bought the rights to the script.

The movie is about a 70-year-old woman who finds herself in the body of her 20-year-old self.

The horror - romance film Cô Hầu Gái (The Housemaid) (September 2016) is about the life of a young housemaid, played by Nhung Kate, who keeps a secret about the death of a rubber plantation owner living in South Việt Nam during the French colonial period. The film by Vietnamese-American director Derek Nguyễn was screened at the first International Film Festival & Awards Macao 2016.

Last but not least, action-comedy film Vệ Sĩ Sài Gòn (Sài Gòn Bodyguards) (December 2016) by Japanese director Ken Ochiai is also being screened. The film features a pair of mismatched bodyguards who become partners to protect a young heir of a billionaire. Vietnamese-American Michael Thái wrote the screenplay for the 90-minute film, which stars Thái Hòa and Kim Lý.

Apart from the three Vietnamese films, CGV (under CJ Group) will also present a Korean drama My Annoying Brother (November 24 2016), starring Cho Jung-seok, Doh Kyung-soo and Park Shin-hye. The moving story of brotherhood topped South Korea’s box office and hit more than one million views within four days of its release.

Free tickets are available at the cinemas. More information and schedule can be seen at

In the future, the Free Movie programme will be held regularly at more venues with more films from different countries. “We hope to bring movie experience to audiences nationwide especially those live at remote areas”, said Doãn Đỗ Thuý An, from CGV’s communications section. — VNS


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