Bad Ass Women: A Cultural Representation

Eleni's Thoughts

Badass. That is the only way to describe Hai Phuong, the incredibly strong female lead of the Vietnamese martial arts movie Furie. A movie which I didn’t know I needed in my life until now. Especially since i’m not a fan of martial arts style movies. But with every kick and punch I was drawn further into Hai’s search for her kidnapped daughter Mai, as she found herself deep in the middle of an organised crime ring participating in human trafficking.

While researching Furie, I came across and article that highlights the importance of colour in the film. Upon initial viewing, the subtle littering of purple only added to the vibrancy of the Vietnamese landscape as opposed to something that stood out to me, but this choice of colour holds a lot more cultural significance. Physically…

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