Forever in Hiatus
Vietnam, 2012, 24 minutes
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Forever in Hiatus Synopsis

A washed up former pop star lives in exile pedaling a xich lo (bicycle taxi) aimlessly in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, until he meets a 16-year-old girl who discovers who he is.

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Reviewed by Verbalkint
Forever in Hiatus tackles the theme of isolation and desire to be left out of the public eye. In a busy and crowded city of Ho Chi Minh, Rico, a... more
Forever in Hiatus tackles the theme of isolation and desire to be left out of the public eye. In a busy and crowded city of Ho Chi Minh, Rico, a westerner prefers to live on his own away from his past and public scrutiny. The lack of character background is effective in terms of building mystery around the main character. However, it would have been nice to understand the logic behind choosing this city or how he ended up there. Anyhow, technicality-wise, I find the film's cinematography brilliant in creating a feeling of disconnection and loneliness in a place surrounded by lights and busy streets. 
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Reviewed by MaeMaeDecena
Very dramatic. Not enough backstory, which is good; you get the opportunity to conjure whatever story you want to make the characters alive in your head. The fact that he... more
Very dramatic. Not enough backstory, which is good; you get the opportunity to conjure whatever story you want to make the characters alive in your head. The fact that he resisted is a good moral output for everyone who will watch this, a simple lesson from a simple film. I find this film persuasive and interesting. 
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  • I think it's very romantic. Starting all over again in a new place.

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  • great performance from film maker Luigi Campi and the refreshing presence of  Mi Minh!  :)

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  • great performance from film maker Luigi Campi and the refreshing presence of  Mi Minh!  :)
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