In 1930 marked by growing anticolonial unrest, Éliane Devries (Catherine Deneuve), a single woman born to French parents in colonial Indochina, runs her and her widowed father’s (Henri Marteau) large rubber plantation with many indentured laborers, whom she casually refers to as her coolies, and divides her days between her homes at the plantation and outside Saigon. After her best friends from the Nguyễn Dynasty die in a plane crash, she adopts their five-year-old daughter Camille (Ba Hoang, as child). Guy Asselin (Jean Yanne), the head of the French security services in Indochina, courts Éliane, but she rejects him and raises Camille alone giving her the education of a privileged European through her teens.
DIRECTOR: Régis Wargnier
WRITER: Erik Orsenna
ACTORS: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham
LANGUAGE: French & Vietnamese
The “Fishtrap Theatre” at MANPAC is Mandurah Movie Club’s
home. The club presents a new movie regularly with screenings in
the morning (10.30am) and evening (6.30pm) on the same Monday.
- Club members annual membership fee is $60.50 incl GST, and will entitle
you to at least sixteen screenings for the entire calendar year!
- The membership “year” will be a rolling twelve months from your date of
subscription and is not transferrable.
- Each member may invite a guest on 2 occasions per subscription year and
guests may subscribe at movie screenings.
- A friendly reminder is that the Fishtrap has wheelchair access: please advise when booking.
- Booking for movies can be made anytime at the box office.
- Only current financial members may book seats for screening.