Beautiful Country

Starring: Nick Nolte, Thu Anh, Ling Bai, Glen Bradford, Richard Black, Thi Kim Xuan Chau, Thi Hong Bui, Xuan Phuc Dins, Phyllis Cicero, Be He, Kirk Griffith, Damien Hung, Phat Trieu Hoang, Duc Thuan Khuong, John Hussey, Victor Macias, Wee Suu Loke, Don McCoy

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Release Date: 2005
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

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Box Office Total: $442,612
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Synopsis: One of the consequences of America's involvement in the Vietnam war, was the children of GI's by their Vietnamese wives and lovers. For years those women who were involved with Americans were social outcasts, treated as collaborators while their children, even when living with grandparents, endured taunts and abuse. This is the story of one such love child, Binh (Damien Nguyen), being forced from his village at 17, going to Saigon to find his mother, then trying to escape to America with his much younger half brother, Tam (Dang Quoc Thinh Tran), in 1990. The film lingers on the rigors of the voyage: the sampan, the Malaysian detention camps, the illegal refugee ship, and the underground economy with near slavery in New York City. It finally opens up when Binh leaves New York for Houston to find his father.

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