​Vietnam’s fairy tale at AFC U23 journey to be adapted for the big screen

A local production house has unveiled its plan to make a movie inspired by Vietnam’s remarkable journey at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China, where the team defied all odds The film project, titled ‘Viet Nam Oi!’ (Dear Vietnam!), will begin filming right after the tournament’s conclusion on Saturday, according to Minh Beta, founder of the Hanoi-based Beta Media production house in charge of the project. “This is a mark of honor that I as well as other Vietnamese football fans and film lovers would like to dedicate to our national U23 team,” Minh Beta said. “To me, the fact that they made it to the final was a miracle in itself. Regardless of the result of Saturday’s match, the players are the champions in the hearts of over 90 million Vietnamese people,” he added. According to Minh Beta, ‘Viet Nam Oi!’ will follow the journey of goalie Bui Tien Dung from a small boy to a national hero. Dung was praised for his exceptional performance in the tournament that contributed greatly to Vietnam’s wins and won him a Third Labor Order from the Vietnamese State President. The plot will also explore the themes of friendship, teamwork, patriotism and love as it follows the Vietnamese players’ journey at the Asian tournament. The film is expected to hit cinemas in November 2018. The teaser poster for the ‘Viet Nam Oi!’ film project. Photo: Beta Media The 2018 AFC U23 Championship was held from January 9 to 27, featuring 16 of… [Read full story]


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