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French film set in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s.

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Indochine. Brilliant!

  • Jun 8, 2009
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Catherine Denuve has always been my favorite actress. And this film is the biggest reason why.

Set in French occupied IndoChina in the 1930's the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, everything was perfect about this film. The clothing, the stage the setting, the score. It was realistic and must have cost a fortune in production?

Catherine Denuve's character intrigued me as a strong, independent fierce business woman who upon allowing herself to love... Lost everything she had in the process.

When everything comes full circle... the fall out is irreconcilable. Everyone is changed forever and nothing of her safe little world that she created for herself remains.

It is a heartbreaking but beautiful film and I reccomend it to anyone.

It is in French with subtitles. But worth every second!

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June 09, 2009
As for my screen name... Papeversomniferum is the Greek botanical name for the Opium poppy. Papever meaning poppy and smoniferum meaning sleep. Poppy has been my nickname forever!
June 09, 2009
Lol...I found that to be amusing and light... if not out of place and odd. But that is my thing. It was a great point though! Very true!
June 08, 2009
I totally agree with you -- Catherine Deneuve is wonderful, and Indochine is heartbreaking, yet beautiful.

I just don't understand why they chose the line that they did as the last line in the movie, which is "My heel broke".  What kind of ending is that for an epic masterpiece???
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review by . December 11, 2008
If you're going to watch Indochine, get ready to buy some Kleenex beforehand. This is the ultimate love story, set against a backdrop of war and revolution.     Indochine tells the story of the daughter of a plantation owner, played by Deneuve, in colonial French Indochina (most of modern-day Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). Deneuve's character falls in love with a local navy officer (played by Perez), but after her daughter falls in love with him, she plays a hand in having the …
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Indochine is an Academy Award-winning 1992 film depicting a young woman's story in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s. The film stars Catherine Deneuve and Vincent Perez as lovers struggling through a tumultuous relationship in the face of growing unrest and the rise of communism in what is today known as Vietnam.

The film was produced by Eric Heumann and Jean Labadie, directed by RĂ©gis Wargnier, and written by Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen and Wargnier. It was released in France and the US in April and December 1992, respectively.
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Genre: Drama, Love story
Release Date: 23 December 1992
Runtime: 148 minutes

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