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The Letters From Saigon

The Letters From Saigon

A Short film by Bénédicte Mathieu

Produced by Les Inséparables

Production year : 2011


A young woman discovers, in the house from which she inherited, a box containing the correspondence which she exchanged with her father while he was in Indochina. The memories return to her, she sees again her child, she sees again her father in the war, her mother overtaken by events, her piano teacher. The Letters of Saigon, it is this child of a dozen years, Claire, her correspondence with her father plunged in the heart of the War in Indochina. A child who tries to maintain the link between her parents, a tenuous, fragile link, limiting itself to letters, postcards, a child who thinks that to write can save a life.

Actors (8)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Inséparables


Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Frédéric Leconte

Screenwriter :

Bénédicte Mathieu

Sound Recordist :

Amaury Lebouteux

Production Manager :

Nicolas Trabaud

Sound Editor :

Emmanuel Gohier

Production Designer :

Virginie Verdeaux

Special Effects :

Solène Cumin

Sound Mixer :

Christophe Grémiot

Assistant Director :

Sébastien Le Pape

Director of Photography :

Arthur Savonneau

Assistant Operator :

Prune Saunier-Dardant

Editor :

Yannis Polinacci

Continuity supervisor :

Stéphanie Lecomte

Costume designer :

Julia Dagany

Make-up Artist :

Audrey Himmer-Jude

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological drama, Portrait

Themes :

Adolescence, War

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

32 min 16 seconds

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Audio format :

DTS 5.1

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Montreal World Film Festival - 2012

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2012)


Perspectives on World Cinema