The Vertical Ray of the Sun

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - May 24, 2000  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun is the third feature film by Vietnamese-born French director Trần Anh Hùng. It was released in 2000 and is the final part of what many now consider to be Tran's "Vietnam trilogy." The film centres on three sisters who live in present-day Hanoi: Suong is the eldest, then Khanh in the middle, and Lien is the youngest. The film takes place over the course of one month, starting on the anniversary of their mother's death and ending on the anniversary of their father's. Tran was inspired to make the film after visiting Hanoi during a break in the filming of Cyclo during the Christmas holidays in 1994. This drama was lensed in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, as well as in Hạ Long Bay and the village of Luoi Ngoc, Quảng Ninh Province. The film's original score is composed by Tôn-Thất Tiết. Additionally, three songs of the noted Vietnamese songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn are interspersed through the film, as are songs by The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Arab Strap, and The Married Monk. The Vertical Ray of the Sun was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

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Box Office

$201,247

Tags

Hanoi, Tran, Vertical Ray Of The Sun, Vietnam

Attributes

Narrative Location: Vietnam

Alternate Titles

À la verticale de l'été
CA, FR
As Luzes de um Verão
BR
As Luzes de un Verão
PT
At the Height of Summer
GB
Az élet csodái
HU
Ein Sommer in Hanoi
DE
Em Pleno Verão
, PT
En pleno verano
CO
Midt om sommeren
DK
Mua he chieu thang dung
VN
När solen står som högst
SE
Når solen står som høyest
NO
Päivien kimallus
FI
Pleno Verano
ES
Schyłek lata
PL
Solstizio d'estate
IT
The Vertical Ray Of The Sun
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
CA, US
Vertikalus saulės spindulys
LT
Вертикальный луч солнца
RU
偷妻
CN
垂直日光
CN
垂直照射的阳光
CN
夏至
CN, JP
恋之初夏
CN