Fighting Furie

Furie is a 2019 Vietnamese film that stars Ngo Thanh Van- also known as Veronica Ngo, who has a career in Western media as well- and is directed by Le-Van Kiet, a Vietnamese-American who studied film at UCLA, USA. At first I was wondering why my responses and reactions to our previous film; Love for Sale, had been so much stronger than to Furie but after looking into the film and the people involved, I understand why I was simply content to watch this film, because it is so familiar to what I am used to. The combination of Ngo and Le-Van as well as being a Netflix film, results in Furie having a decidedly Western influence throughout the whole movie. That’s not to say I didn’t have strong reactions or moments of confusion while watching the movie though, and there are definite differences that my Western brain…

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