Beautiful Country (2005)

Beautiful Country
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 5mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dominique Delany Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Salma Reiermark Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000003
Nicholas Simon Line Producer (Vietnam) 161 5000004
Stuart Dryburgh Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tove Klowik Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Lingard Jervey Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Sam Nazarian Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Sabina Murray Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sabina Murray Story By n/a 120779 4000002
Wibecke Rønseth Editor n/a 172 7000001
Zbigniew Preisner Music n/a 120781 8000001
Anne Pedersen Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kim Dalum Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sturla Einarsson Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Petter Fladeby Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Alice Chan Casting n/a 179 10000003
Tran Anh Hoa Casting n/a 179 10000002
Karl Juliusson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Lynne Moon Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Avy Kaufman Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jan Okern Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Gregory Woertz Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Nguyen Thi Huong Dung Actor Hairdresser 1 1000007
Chau Thi Kim Xuan Actor Mai 1 1000008
Anh Thu Actor Mrs. Hoa 1 1000009
Khuong Duc Thuan Actor Mrs. Hoa's Son 1 1000010
Tran Dang Quoc Thinh Actor Tam 1 1000006
Temura Derek Morrison Actor Snakehead 1 1000005
Damien Nguyen Actor Binh 1 1000002
Tim Roth Actor Captain Oh 1 1000003
Bai Ling Actor Ling 1 1000004
Vu Tang Actor Servant 1 1000011
Nguyen Than Kien Actor Riley 1 1000012
Petter Borgli Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tomas Backstrom Producer n/a 3 3000003
Edward R. Pressman Producer n/a 3 3000004
Terrence Malick Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hans Petter Moland Director n/a 2 2000001
Bu Ti Hong Actor Crippled Woman 1 1000013
John Hussey Actor Jerry 1 1000014
Man-Chat To Actor Chingmy 1 1000015
Nick Nolte Actor Steve 1 1000001
Synopsis
Bui doi--"less than dust"--is a slur aimed at Vietnamese children with American fathers. In 1990, a young "bui doi" escapes Vietnam, endures refugee camp, and survives a brutal ocean crossing and indentured servitude with a human-trafficking ring. Nevertheless, he manages to keep hope, humanity, and a generous spirit alive as he searches for connection with his long-lost family. His quest leads him from Saigon to Malaysia to New York City and, finally, to a remote Texas ranch and a redemptive reunion.