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Series on female workers in big cities set to air

Update: December, 18/2018 - 10:00
The film stars young actresses Kim Oanh, Mai Anh, Lương Thanh and Thu Trang. — Photo courtesy of the VFC
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Young women who leave their hometowns to work in big cities face many difficulties. Their turbulent lives are reflected in a new TV series entitled Những Cô Gái Trong Thành Phố (Girls in the City).

The series is being produced by the Việt Nam Feature Film Centre (Việt Nam Television) and directed by Excellent Artist Vũ Trường Khoa, who also made the television blockbuster Sống Chung Với Mẹ Chồng (Living with Mother-in-law) in 2017.

The 34-episode show will be broadcast on VTV3 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting from December 19.

The film tells about the lives of four young women: Mai, Lan, Cúc and Trúc. They come from different regions of the country but meet each other in Hà Nội and rent a shared house together.

Each one has different problems of family, work and love. At first, they work at a factory and suffer pressure from their employer and colleagues. Next, they try to find different jobs and find the process difficult.

“The life of female workers in the big cities reveals urgent problems in modern society,” said director Khoa. “However, there are not many works reflecting these problems.”

“In this series, we try to mention the troubles that female workers face with such as sex abuse in the workplace, cheating, unfair competition and persecution,” Khoa said. “They have to leave their hometowns and families to move to strange cities where they struggle to find jobs. Each nurtures a dream of a bright future but life is not easy.”

The four different stories promise to bring audiences different emotions, but they all fight to preserve their humanity. That is the message the series wants to send.

“The film honours humanity, sincere friendship, strong will and people’s desire for happiness,” said Khoa.

The 13-minute trailer uploaded to the show’s official fanpage attracted more than 1.2 million views. — VNS

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