Film marks Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties

Vietnam Television and Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) will cooperate to produce a film on Vietnamese patriot Phan Boi Chau.

Statue of Phan Boi Chau in Thua Thien-Hue Province (Photo: Sggp)

The 120-minute film will be a love story between Japanese businessman Tetsuya Higashiyama Noriyuki and a Vietnamese girl named Lien. Their love was challenged by Tetsuya’s stepdaughter, Sakura. The businessman also faced many problems at work. These obstacles led him on a journey of Vietnam while searching for answers. During the journey, he unexpectedly came upon the story of a friendship between the renowned Vietnamese revolutionary Phan Boi Chau and a Japanese doctor Asaba Sakitaro.

The film ‘Nguoi Cong Su’ (Fellow-worker) honors a relationship that took place 100 years ago and features Phan Boi Chau’s activities in Japan in the 1990s while he was seeking ways to gain independence for the country.

The movie marks the 45th year of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

By Vinh Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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