Tran Anh Hung

Tran Anh Hung

Highest Rated: 100% The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Lowest Rated: 73% Cyclo (1995)

Birthday: Dec 23, 1962

Birthplace: Danan, Vietnam

This resourceful young Vietnam-born, Parisian-bred filmmaker recreated an airy bourgeois home, set in 1951 Saigon, on a French soundstage for his debut feature "The Scent of Green Papaya" (1993). Opting for a cinema that boldly flaunts its artificiality, Tran told a simple but sensual fable of a young girl who comes to work as a servant for a well-to-do Vietnamese family. The papaya--eaten as a fruit when ripe, cooked as a vegetable when green--is a staple of the Vietnamese diet prepared by women of all social strata. Tran used this and other domestic rituals to draw parallels between the lives of his various female characters.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Ròm Producer - 2019
80% 42% Eternity Director,
- 2016
74% 49% Norwegian Wood Director,
- 2010
No Score Yet 36% Bi, Don't Be Afraid Co-Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 29% I Come With the Rain Director,
- 2008
81% 86% The Vertical Ray of the Sun Director,
$455.9K 2001
73% 85% Cyclo Director,
$334.1K 1995
100% 82% The Scent of Green Papaya Director,
$1.1M 1993