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 Công Binh, the Lost Fighters of Vietnam

Công Binh, the Lost Fighters of Vietnam

A Feature film by Lam Lê

Produced by ADR Productions

Release in France : 30/01/2013

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

ADR Productions

French distribution :

ADR Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Doc & Film International


On the eve of World War II, 20,000 Vietnamese men in French Indochina were forced into labor in arms factories to replace French workers who'd left for the front. Mistaken for soldiers, blocked in France after the 1940 defeat, at the mercy of the German occupying forces and collaborationist bosses, these civil workers known as "Cong Binh" led a parias' life during the Occupation. They were rice cultivation pioneers in the Camarque and unjustly thought of as traitors in Vietnam, although they all supported Ho Chi Minh in the country's independence in 1945.

Twenty survivors, five of whom died while the film was being edited, in Vietnam and France talk about their experiences. They recount the here and now of colonialism and give accounts of the opprobrium they, and even their children, encountered.

A moment from the history between France and Vietnam that has shamefully been erased from the collective memory.


Photos (16)

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Pascal Verroust

Line Producers :

Pascal Verroust, Lam Lê

Directors of Photography :

Lam Lê, Hoang Duc Ngo Tich

Press Attaché (film) :

Michaël Morlon

Sound Editor :

Julien Ngo-Trong

Sound Mixer :

Philippe Grivel

Assistant director :

Agnès Fanget

Screenwriters :

Lam Lê, Pierre Daum

Sound Recordist :

Mathieu Descamps

Editor :

Lam Lê

Music Composer :

Lê Cat Trong Ly

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Vietnamese, French

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 56 min

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Audio format :

Digital 5.1