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the romance of a Vietnamese nurse and her young American male patient.
Elevator Pitch: Mai, a Vietnamese nurse, is hired to take care of an injured American
man. After turning him on to the secret pleasures of Vietnamese cooking,
Mai’s romantic dreams take a strange turn.
Employing fish-sauce as a symbol of cultural clash and desire, The Scent
of Fish Sauce depicts how two separate, distinctive cultures can
harmonize without compromising the essential aspects of each. With a
mixture of romance, humor and suspense, told from a uniquely Asian
aesthetic perspective, this film is set to be an exotic, sensual and
sensational journey of discovery and insight refracted through the lens
of cultural difference.
Written and directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh
Produced by Michael Roberson, Caleb Kuntz and Minh Trinh
Director of photography – Huay-Bing Law
Production designer – Heidi Diederich
Music composer – Xo Xinh
Edited by Trinh Dinh Le Minh & Kyle Seaquist
About the Production: From Minh Trinh: ‘As a foreigner living in the US, I feel an invisible
gap between what I can share and what people can understand. For
example, not everyone can accept fish sauce, the most important
condiment and a symbol of Vietnamese cuisine. For some Westerners, the
smell of it may be too pungent or smelly. When I cook fish sauce in my
Austin house, I can tell my housemates feel frustrated sometimes.
Inspired by my cooking experience, I wrote The Scent of Fish Sauce.’
For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page
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