VIETNAM, TRAPPED BY THE MONSOON
Director(s): Jean-Marie BARRERE, Hervé REBILLON – Writer(s): Hervé RÉBILLION Contact Print page
It’s a trip of 500 km from the capital Hanoi to Dien Bien Phû, a name forever etched into history as the very symbol of the French army’s defeat at the hand of Vietnamese troops in 1954. Usually, it takes Tuong and his trucker friends two days to run the distance with a cargo of cement, fertilizers and various agricultural products. To the farmers of this region, caught between Laos and China, these are eagerly awaited, vital goods. That year, however, the monsoon started much earlier than expected. The heavens took Tuong by surprise … and the farmers had no way of knowing when the precious shipment would arrive.