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Journey From the Fall

Journey From the Fall (2007)



Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 2

Ham Tran's ambitious film proves to be extremely powerful due to stunning photography and passionate performances.


Average Rating: 8.5/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 0

Ham Tran's ambitious film proves to be extremely powerful due to stunning photography and passionate performances.



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The true story of the Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon -- and those who were forced to stay behind -- sets the stage for this powerful drama from independent filmmaker Ham Tran. On April 30, 1975, American troops finally left Vietnam as they withdrew from the war they decided could not be won. As Saigon fell and the Communist North Vietnamese forces took full control of the nation, many people who fought the Communists alongside the South Vietnamese and the



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It's to the great credit of Tran and his cast that the movie has such immediacy, gracefulness and power.

August 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Even when its wires are showing, the movie's soul is always evident.

June 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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An emotionally intense story of capture, imprisonment, torture and escape.

May 31, 2007
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A stunningly ambitious Vietnamese-American indie film that aims to wrap up the whole of the Vietnamese experience into a Vietnamese Exodus.

May 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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A first-rate cast, script, committed director and physical production that burns with authenticity make Journey From the Fall affecting history for all who wish to avoid the doom of forgetting its lesson.

April 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A story that needed to be told.

April 13, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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As a fictional version of historical fact, it artfully tells a story of humanity that will interest anyone who wants to understand what happens in a war zone when the shooting stops.

August 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Writer/director Ham Tran sheds light on life in post-Vietnam War, and there are some very strong moments.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

noteworthy film provides unforgettable human faces that bring greater awareness about this under reported history

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
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Broad, sweeping melodrama in the Michael Cimino mold.

July 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Beautifully photographed and acted, it's a story that sticks with you.

May 31, 2007 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

An emotionally moving film that presents the story of the Vietnam War aftermath from the perspective of those who once called themselves Vietnamese.

May 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

An aching look at the rigors experienced by a people denied a true place in the world to call their own.

March 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Journey From the Fall deserves commendation for its intelligent and nuanced account of the Vietnamese refugee experience. Kudos to Tran and his fine cast, many of whom had never acted before, for making this moving and artfully crafted film.

March 23, 2007

Scenes from the Vietnam reeducation camp could have occurred anywhere, but Vietnamese-American audiences will relate especially to this film.

March 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Compuserve

Ham Tran's first full-length feature is an intriguing mix of history, moral-values and betrayal.

October 27, 2006 Full Review Source: JWR

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