Vietnamese title HINH NHAN [Voodoo Doll]
also known as THU BUP BE [Black Black Doll]
director: Vo Ngoc
starring: Truong Quynh Anh · Dustin Nguyen · Kim Tuyen · Mac Van Khoalpsum
substitute teacher named Professor Hung arrives at the Conservatory.
He soon becomes attracted to Thu, a student that reminds him of former
lover who passed away 10 years prior. As a result, his wife is jealous
of Thu and trouble erupts at home. Meanwhile, Thu and her friends discover
a mysterious voodoo doll hidden behind a crack in the wall of their
classroom. Unexplained and frightening events begin happening to them,
seemingly caused by magic from Professor Hung's wife.
Dustin Nguyen made this Vietnamese film as a favor to his friend, first-time
female director Vo Ngoc. Initially, he was to have only a small part
(as Professor Hung) but, as the chemistry connected, his scenes were
expanded into - eventually - a starring role, greatly benefiting the
movie. Mr Nguyen is a filmmaker who initially left Viet Nam in 1975
to follow his dream in Hollywood. He became one of the premiere Asian-American
actors, best known for his television work, particularly a starring
role in 21 Jump Street and The VIPs. He
returned to Viet Nam in 2005 and re-established himself there as both
an actor and director. In 2012, Dustin Nguyen scripted, directed and
starred in the International hit ONCE
UPON A TIME IN VIET NAM.
Vietnamese film with English subtitles; widescreen (16:9), uncut (88
minutes) in DVD encoded for REGION ONE NTSC, playable on any American
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
Recommended for Mature Audiences