The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte) (1993)
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Critic Reviews for The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)
The romance does not develop until late in this deliberate but surprisingly beautiful film by Vietnam's Tran Anh Hung.
Scent of Green Papaya's warmth and beauty create a magical feeling that's more important than narrative.
Almost silent, and marked by great pictorial beuaty, the film revolves around a young Vietnamese servant during the French occupation, though politics remains in the background--a classic coming of age
A portrait of a tranquil Vietnam unknown to most Westerners . . . a lyrical and magical movie-masterpiece.
Audience Reviews for The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)
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.
Not much to say about this film as I certainly enjoyed it. This is a visually poetic film. It simply relies on its visual and symbolism to tell its story and it is a sweet and gentle one at that. There's something Cinderella-esque about the film and seeing how Mui sort of grows up and transforms into much more than a "servant". So in that regard it is a solidly told story even if the dialogue is very minimalist. With that said, the film can sort of be a chore to sit through at times. Symbolism and beautiful visuals can only get you so far, but I still enjoyed the film, it's not perfect by any means but it is solid film nonetheless.
A superb film. A beautifully rendered treat for the eyes and the senses.
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