Entertainment has had a busy start of the second half of 2020, although the industry faces many challenges. It also does not prevent Netflix from expanding its Vietnamese movie store on the service and bringing many unique content to the needs of local audiences. Let’s take a look at important milestones over the past 6 months with the proliferation of local content that’s enjoyed by viewers, while creating a platform to help bring the names of talented Vietnamese people to the world!
EXPANDING VIETNAMESE FILM DEPARTMENT IN MANY CATEGORIES
Vietnam possesses a thousand-year history with many beautiful stories throughout the timeline and today is retold under the inspirational transmission of content creation talents.
• By the end of 2019, the first collaboration with T-Film Studio has brought Netflix a variety of films from famous figures in history to content that reflect the modern and vibrant life of the country. . “Shining pearl” in the update of Vietnamese films with T-Film is probably Saigon, I love you – the film won with many awards at Golden Kite in 2017.
• Subsequently, Vietnamese content continued to expand rapidly with the second update in January 2020. This time, six BHD “movies of five months” have been added to the Netflix content store. to serve the needs of the local audience. The content in this collection has many works that reflect the quality of Vietnamese films in theaters such as the blockbusters of the American Overseas Vietnamese director, Victor Vu, including The Bride of War and the Hero of Destiny. Besides, there is the movie Play With, directed by Bui Thac Chuyen. This is the first Vietnamese film to attend the prestigious event of Venice International Film Festival.
• Following the momentum of development, most recently in May 2020, Netflix partnered with Skyline Media to continue to add 13 more Vietnamese copyright films in a variety of genres including humor, romance, action movies and horror film. The films in this collection mark a significant expansion of the Vietnamese film portfolio, depicting many great Vietnamese stories told by the country’s top talents. Some of the outstanding works in this premiere can be mentioned as the films of talented director Charlie Nguyen including Heroic Bloodline, The Imminent Wedding and Crazy Fan, with the participation of the stars. age like Johnny Tri Nguyen and Thai Hoa.
• By the end of June, nearly 50 high quality Vietnamese films will be available on the service
Vietnamese actor Johnny Tri Nguyen said: “Vietnam is a young country. Therefore, having the copyright to broadcast films aimed at young people will help producers reach many young Vietnamese audiences. age, those who like to watch movies on streaming service. Netflix is a home for blockbuster Vietnamese movies like Heroic Blood, Dragon Trap and helps those content increase accessibility to all people”.
Good stories can come from anywhere, including Vietnam. Bringing Vietnamese films to the service is a big step to give the blockbuster content the opportunity to return to the screen, thereby improving the entertainment experience of local users.
Vietnam has a very fast urbanization rate with internet connection becoming more and more popular everywhere. Therefore, diversifying content with the constant update of international and domestic films will bring audiences a rich entertainment options on all internet-connected devices simply through a single click.
VIETNAMESE FILMS IN THE TOP CLASSIFICATION TABLE
• In addition to new movie premieres, some contemporary Vietnamese films have been well received and welcomed by audiences.
• I am not 18 (Jailbait) was in the Top 10 list in Vietnam today on March 17, 2020. This shows that young Vietnamese audiences have great demand for local content.
• Dear mother and son (Goodbye mother) also made the Top 10 in Vietnam today on April 3, 2020.
• Ms. Trinh Le Minh Hang, General Director of Skyline Media also added: “As an international business operator for Vietnamese films, we are honored to have helped Vietnamese films be shown. on the world’s largest VOD service.When Vietnamese films are placed in the same store as good quality films from other countries and in the top 10 most viewed movies on Netflix, we believe this will be help promote the development of Vietnamese film quality and create an important foundation for many international cooperation opportunities for the release and production of Vietnamese content on Netflix as well as on other similar platforms in the near future. “.
THE LIST OF AGE NAME THE VIETNAMESE STARS IN THE WORLD
Besides bringing Vietnamese content values to the world, some talented Vietnamese stars are also introduced closer to the global audience.
• The international audience is gradually paying attention to the great talents and content of Vietnam thanks in no small part to the movie Hai Phuong, the highlight of which is Ngo Thanh Van. Immediately after airing on the service, this action film quickly received the attention of international audiences when 1 in Hai Phuong in Southeast Asia, 7 people in South America watch this movie on Netflix. . That shows the potential of Vietnamese stories and proves their appeal to a global audience. So it is no surprise that Hai Phuong is currently winning 95% of the votes on Rotten Tomatoes.
• Coming to Netflix on June 12, Ngo Thanh Van will continue playing the role of Hanoi Hannah (Trinh Thi Ngo) – an outstanding wartime announcer in the director’s upcoming Da 5 Bloods movie. American talent, Mr. Spike Lee.
• Besides Ngo Thanh Van, the film Da 5 Bloods also received the participation of action actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, marking his return to the screen after a period of absence. Johnny Tri Nguyen and Ngo Thanh Van are both talented people who work tirelessly, helping to raise the quality of local movies to international standards. Their efforts were recognized and paid off when they both appeared in the film of the famous American director. Da 5 Bloods also features leading Western stars such as Chadwick Boseman (starring in Black Panther), Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and French actress, Mélanie Thierry.
• Ngo Thanh Van will continue to “attack the small screen connected to the internet” when she will once again appear in the movie The Old Guard, which will be released on July 10. This is a film about superheroes The hero was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood with the participation of Charlize Theron, a talented American actress.
The addition of these two films to the service is an exciting moment, expanding the journey to fulfill the commitment to build local content that helps to tell the story of talented Vietnamese people. Thereby, they will have more motivation to be confident, innovate and awaken their potential abroad.
Actor Ngo Thanh Van, the star of Hai Phuong, said: “Netflix is becoming more and more important, contributing to the names of talented Vietnamese people on the world stage. And this is just the beginning!
Hai Phuong has been well received by global audiences and now Vietnamese actors will be appearing in new projects such as Da 5 Bloods and The Old Guard. I am honored to have had the opportunity to retell a part of history and to bring out the unique aspects of Vietnam that the global audience may have never known before. ”
Vietnamese audiences will now be able to enjoy a variety of content as Netflix continues to expand its domestic movie store. Viewers will certainly feel proud to witness the favorite works of their homeland that have now reached the Top 10 rankings, alongside international blockbusters. Hopefully in the near future, more Vietnamese works will be shown on the global stage right here with Netflix.