Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Made by one of the finest directors of Vietnam, Hà Nôi - Mùa Dông Nam 1946 is a controversial film which focuses on the tragic history of the country. In the winter of 1946, law-student Lam visits the office of President Ho Chi Minh. The president appoints Lam to the post of liaison to a high-ranking French government official. When the French army later provokes Vietnam by attacking a group of civilians at the opera house, Ho Chi Minh, who is depicted as an extremely quiet and patient man, negotiates with the French to gain independence through a peaceful solution. The film tries to show why the country had to fight a war nobody wanted.