|Hard life: A scene in from the first episode, called Quỳnh Búp Bê (Quỳnh The Doll). — Photo courtesy of the VFC|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A series on prostitution will be broadcast on prime time Việt Nam TV, promising to stir debate among audiences, said Đỗ Thanh Hải, director of the Việt Nam Feature Film Centre.
Directed by Mai Hồng Phong, the series Quỳnh Búp Bê (Quỳnh The Doll) explores urgent issues facing modern society through the stories of prostitutes, some of who were tricked into being sold into prostitution; some of who had no choice, and some who even wanted to be professional sex workers.
The series starts with the life of Quỳnh, a beautiful girl from the northern mountainous province of Hòa Bình. Quỳnh was kidnapped and sold to a brothel.
Through the story, the series also raises people’s awareness of the dilemma of human trafficking.
The cast includes veteran actors like Hải Anh and Nguyễn Hải and young beloved faces like Thu Quỳnh, Phương Oanh and Thanh Hương. They all star in the blockbuster series, such as Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator) and Sống Chung Với Mẹ Chồng (Living Together With Mother-in-law).
Hải believes the film will generate high ratings and win audiences’ hearts as the script is based on true stories.
The 30-episode series will be broadcast on VTV1 on Thursdays and Fridays from June 22. — VNS