The Beautiful Country 2005

The Beautiful Country

Critics Consensus

The plight of Asian refugees is sensitively rendered, and the movie builds, with the help of Nolte, to a wrenchingly poignant conclusion.

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A Vietnamese youth (Damien Nguyen) of mixed race undertakes an arduous journey to the United States to find his American father (Nick Nolte).

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Tim Roth
Captain Oh
Vu Tang
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Thi Hong Bui
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Zbigniew Preisner
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Stuart Dryburgh
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Allan Sing
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Wibecke Rønseth
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Critic Reviews for The Beautiful Country

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  • Jan 24, 2012
    Slow paced, yet intriguing. I should take away 1/2 a star for the unsatisfying ending, but I just couldn't make myself do it. This was very well done, very moving, and very well casted. No Disney ending here, but nice enough to not get me too mad...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2009
    Turns into a very gripping movie after a slow beginning. A few unexpected twists adds to the suspense. We get to see both misery and hope when the characters is searching for the American dream. Great acting and photography.
    Stefan P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2006
    [font=Century Gothic]"The Beautiful Country" starts in rural Vietnam in 1990 where Binh(Damien Nguyen) is already an outcast in society for having an American father, but his adoptive mother's possible upcoming marriage may force him out even more into the cold. So, he packs up his meager belongings and heads to Ho Chi Minh City to stay with his mother(Thi Kim Xuan Chau) who works at a mansion as a maid. While there, he meets his much younger half-brother and learns the identity of his father from his parents' marriage certificate. She gets Binh a job at the mansion but an accident forces him to flee along with his younger brother. Their aim is to get to Houston, Texas where Binh's father is from but first they are detained in the purgatory of a refugee camp in Malaysia.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]"The Beautiful Country" is a visually stunning and moving film about finding your own place in the world. But too many events take place for convenience's sake, not out of any dramatic logic. And it is sorely lacking in three dimensional characters. The superior "In This World" covered some of the same territory in a more harrowing vein.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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