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a film directed by Đức Ngô Ngọc

produced by ever rolling film Hanoi, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

short film | fictional | Germany, Vientam | 2020 | 25' | 1:1.85



Director Đức Ngô Ngọc

Cinematographer Meret Madörin

Editor Laura Espinel, Katja Nguyen

Art Director Kelly Hoang

Geffer Leander Ott

Grip Sơn Hoàng

Assistant Camera Delia Schiltknecht

Sound Alex Praet

Music Franziska May

Colorist Edmond Laccon

Producer Pia Nogossek

Production ever rolling film Hanoi & Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF


Mother Nhu Quynh

Phuong Tran Thien Tu

Sister Nguyen Hoang Boa Nhi

Matchmaker Dang Ngoc Thu


The vietnamese Nghi has a bad feeling as she sees the foreign chinese groom for the first time on the day of her daughter’s wedding. Nghi and Phuong decided that the 17 years old should get married to relieve the family of their debts. But then the bride disappears after the ceremony and the mother faces the decision what she is ready to give for her family's happiness.


Audience Award/International Competition, Landshuter Short Film Festival, Germany, 2021

Golden Horseman, Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden, DE, 2020

Audience Award Max-Ophüls-Price Film Festival Saarbrücken, Germany, 2020

Best Production Award at Sehsüchte, International Student Film Festival, DE, 2020

«NO FEAR» Award, First Steps, 2020


«Michael-Ballhaus-Preis», First Steps, 2020

«Best Shortfilm», First Steps, 2020

Festivals (selection)

Max-Ophüls-Price Film Festival Saarbrücken, DE, 2020

Sehsüchte, 49th International Student Film Festival, DE, 2020

Filmfest Dresden, International Short Film Festival, DE, 2020

Achtung Berlin Film Festival, DE, 2020

Film Without Borders / Film ohne Grenzen, Bad Saarow, DE, 2020

Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2020

20. Filmfest FrauenWelten, Berlin, DE, 2020

Der neue Heimatfilm, Freistadt, Austria, 2020

31. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, DE, 2021

21. Landshuter Short Film Festival, DE, 2021

TV screenings

24.06.2021, Bayerischer Rundfunk

23.09.2022, ARD





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