The scent of green papaya

A film by Tran Anh Hung

Released on jan 28 1994



A film by Tran Anh Hung

With Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Lun Man San, Thi Loc Truong

Produced by Christophe Rossignon for Productions Lazennec


Festival de Cannes : Golden Camera

César Awards : Best First Film

Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars


THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA relates the life of Mui, a simple peasant girl, who comes to work for a wealthy family in 1951 Saigon as a servant. Ten years later, Mui has changed into a sophisticated young woman who is beautiful, obedient and self-sacrificing.


US Distributor (theatrical)

First Look Pictures


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