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The Scent of Green Papaya

Mùi đu đủ xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte

Directed by Trần Anh Hùng
Vietnam, France, 1993
Drama, Romance


In 1951 Saigon, 10 year-old Mui enters household service for an affluent, troubled family. As she comes of age, Mui finds her relationship with a pianist she has admired since childhood growing in complexity. Antebellum Vietnam is recreated through a child’s eyes and the deep blush of first love.

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The Scent of Green Papaya Directed by Trần Anh Hùng

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1993 | 2 wins including: Award of the Youth (French Film)

Academy Awards

1994 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

BFI London Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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