Vietnam – Japan make a movie about Can Tho Bridge accident

Updated at Monday, 06 Nov 2017, 20:28
The Hanoitimes - Japanese filmmakers will produce a movie about a love story between a Vietnamese girl and a Japanese engineer, both worked for the Can Tho bridge construction project, heard a press briefing on November 4.
At the press brief.
At the press brief.
This is part of activities within the framework of the third Vietnam - Japan Cultural Festival co-hosted by Japan’s BrainWorks Group and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Can Tho Branch from November 3 to 5.
According to Noboru Kondo, BrainWorks Chairman, the film, titled “O phia ben kia cau Can Tho” (On the other side of Can Tho bridge) tells a beautiful love story of a Vietnamese girl and a Japanese engineer, both worked for the construction project.
Construction of Can Tho bridge, which was built with Japanese official development assistance (ODA), started in September 25, 2004 and completed on April 24, 2010. The accident occurred on the morning of September 26, 2007, when a 90-meter section tumbled to the ground, killing 55 and injuring 79, Kondo said.
The film project, worth at least 400,000 USD will be shot in Vietnam’s Can Tho and Hanoi, and Japan’s Tokushima and Kobe prefectures, starting in October 2018, according to Producer Fukunaga Kuniaki.
At the beginning of 2017, Vietnam – Japan joint film titled “Duoi bau troi xa cach” (Under the same sky) was aired on Lunar New Year. The film is a love story between a Vietnamese student in Japan and a local female reporter.
Hai is studying agriculture on Okinawa Island. He has to work to help support his family at home. He refuses to be interviewed by reporter Eri who want to talk to him. Eri is hungry for success and she follows Hai. They soon realise they are soulmates and overcome challenges from their families and their lives to be together.
The 120 minute-long film is the third of its kind to be co-produced by Vietnam Television Station (VTV) and Japan, after “Nguoi cong su” (The Partner) and “Khuc hat mat troi” (A song to the sun). The project was penned by Japanese scriptwriter Mieko Shimojima and directed by Vu Truong Khoa and Dao Duy Phuc. Vietnamese and Japanese actors starred in the film, including Quang Su, Chi Nhan, Miyagi Karin and Teruya Toshiyuki.
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