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"Touch" director returns to Vietnam for new film

Thursday, May 09, 2013, 10:36 GMT+7

Nguyen Duc Minh, the Viet Kieu director of the internationally award-winning “Touch”, has recently returned to Vietnam to begin casting for his latest film.

Producers of “Ky nu mau va tinh yeu xanh” (“The blood sex worker and the blue love”), Minh’s latest film, recently announced casting dates for the lead actor and actress.

Instead of giving the roles to stars, Minh has opted to go for actors based on his gut feelings. Good-looking males and females aged from 20 to 27 can apply for the roles of a man who just broke up with his girlfriend and lost his job and a strange girl nicknamed “Come on call”.

Applications can be sent to the Thien Ngan Film Studio, 9/2 Ton Duc Thang, District 1 or via email, at and

Filming for “Ky nu mau va tinh yeu xanh” will begin in June and the film is expected to hit screens for Valentine’s Day 2014.

Minh’s 2011 debut, “Touch”, which cost US$200,000 to make and won prizes at the Santa Rosa and Boston International Film Festivals, thr Vietnamese International Film Festival and the Atlanta Asian Film Festival, gave him name recognition in both Vietnam and the US.

The critically-acclaimed film, which was shot entirely in the US and was screened in Vietnam early last year, touched viewers with the captivating storyline of an unexpected friendship, and then blooming romance, between a Vietnamese-American manicurist and a Western mechanic in modern Los Angeles.


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