The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte) (1993)

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Moving, engrossing tale of a Vietnamese country girl who goes to work for a merchant family in Saigon in the years prior to the war.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Critic Reviews for The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)

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Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)

½

A gorgeous, poetic and delicate film that knows that little can be said and yet all can be conveyed with beautiful images and a wonderfully subtle approach to a character's life, and it is almost impossible to not feel enormously enchanted by the beauty and serenity of what we witness.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

This film was mention to be similar as the Lover. Was it the same movie I just saw?! It could not be, as the film I just saw was beautiful, but there was no passion as there were in The Lover. Maybe this was just publicity to attract the potential viewer to see this movie? If only it did have some passion or some life to it, I would have greatly enjoyed this film. Instead, it was a tortured slow paced and not particularly interesting film. It was not a bad film, after all it is very beautifully filmed. I kept waiting for something exciting or interesting to happen, but then the movie just ended. There was no great sense of excitement, mystery or anything, just a simple story about a young girl who becomes a servant and spends the next 10 years of her life working as a maid.

Daisy  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

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½

A superb film. A beautifully rendered treat for the eyes and the senses.

Michael S
Michael S

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