Indochine (1992)




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Set in French Indochina during the politically turbulent 1930s, Regis Wargnier's film stars Catherine Deneuve as a plantation owner who becomes involved in a torrid love triangle between a handsome French soldier (Vincent Pérez) and her beloved adopted Asian daughter (Linh Dam Phan). Won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Romance
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Catherine Deneuve
as Eliane Devries
Vincent Perez (III)
as Jean-Baptiste
Linh-Dan Pham
as Camille
Mai Chau
as Shen
Carlo Brandt
as Castellani
Gérard Lartigau
as The Admiral
Alain Fromager
as Dominique
Chu Hung
as Mari De Sao
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
as Etienne Adult
Thibault DeMontalembert
as Charles-Henri
Tien Tho
as Xuy
Thi Hoe Tranh Huu Trieu
as Madame Minh Tam
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Critic Reviews for Indochine

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

A guilty pleasure, this French melodrama could have been called "Saigon, mon amour," a grand, sweeping and sprawling saga about a strong plantation owner (the beautiful Catherine Deneuve)--not unlike Vivien Leigh of Gone With the Wind.

Full Review… | December 12, 2006

The tendency of Oscar voters toward visual bombast and style-over-substance filmmaking in the English-language categories also applies in the international competition.

Full Review… | January 10, 2003
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The concentration instead is on soap opera plotting that gets pretty sappy sometimes, as well as thick, torpid dialogue.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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June 1, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Indochine


A movie that had its moments. The film itself seems to suffer from a lack of momentum; it strives to be an epic, but ends up being just a decent family drama. Beautfiul to look at, nonetheless. Good actors. Way long....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Indochine exposes a journey to freedom that narrates the clash of cultural and political paradigms set colonial French Indochina. A film, which in itself a revolution, a stand on issues of colonialism and resistance, culture and politics, and history and tradition made relevant for the consumption of general viewership by infusing human interest schemes. Meaningful. Inspiring. A national treasure.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

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Another pointed reminder why the French -- and the US after them -- were destined not to succeed in Vietnam. It's all about that maniacal empire building impulse, and all those "superior" countries that have tried to do it over the years in different countries all over the globe.

It's a cliché: History really does repeat itself -- over and over again. Clichés often become clichés because they are true. History sadly repeats itself, but no one ever seems to learn the appropriate lessons when it comes to activities like trying to take over other countries and subjugating other people.

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