a film by Duc Ngo Ngoc

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

shortfilm, fictional | Germany, Vientam | 2020 | 24:40 min. | 1:1.85 | color

TRADING HAPPINESS

Crew

Director Duc Ngo Ngoc

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

Cast

Mother Nhu Quynh

Phuong Tran Thien Tu

Sister Nguyen Hoang Boa Nhi

Matchmaker Dang Ngoc Thu

Synopsis

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.

Awards

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

Festivals

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

Landshuter Short Film Festival, Germany, 2020

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

Filmfest Dresden, International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2020

Achtung Berlin Filmfestival, 2020