Archive of films Miss Hanoi / Miss Hanoi
In this captivating crime drama, a mysterious death in the border town of Varnsdorf brings together a cynical detective and a young idealistic police officer. Their investigation leads them to the local Vietnamese community, which is bound by rigid rules and complicated relationships.
Captain Kříž (David Novotný) travels to Varnsdorf to investigate the death of a local thug. The trail leads to the local Vietnamese community, where young officer Anh (Ha Thanh Špetlíková) acts as his guide. But her involvement threatens to influence the investigation because one of the suspects is her former boyfriend. Director Zdeněk Viktora’s crime drama revolves around the relationship between the two investigators: he’s a hardened cynic, she’s a hardworking idealist. But the picture also delves into the web of relationships that characterize life in the Czech Republic’s Vietnamese community. Like many members of her Czech Vietnamese generation, officer Anh grew up in a foster family since her parents wanted to concentrate on their business.
About the director
Zdeněk Viktora (b. 1976, Prague). Selected filmography: Vinyl (2003, short), I Like… (2005, short), Raluca (2014), Miss Hanoi (2018)
About the film
|Section:||Czech Films 2018–2019|
|Screenplay:||Zdeněk Viktora, Adéla Kabelková, Marek Grajciar|
|Dir. of Photography:||Aleš Hart|
|Editor:||Jakub Voves, Emil Pawinger|
|Art Director:||Anna Pospíšilová, Louis Traore|
|Production:||SCREENPLAY BY s.r.o.|
|Cast:||Ha Thanh Špetlíková, David Novotný, Ján Jackuliak, Miroslav Hruška, Chip Nguyen|
Film Director / Producer
Ha Thanh Špetlíková