Original Title: Mala Hanoj

Production Company: Projector23, HBO Europe, Filmframe

Production year: 2012

Director:  Martina Sakova

Script:  Martina Sakova & Martin Kleinmichel

Cinematography:  Ines Thomsen

Editor: Brano Gotthardt

Music Composer: Martin Kleinmichel

Producer: Martina Sakova & Martin Kleinmichel

Running Time:  78min

Country:  Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Language: Vietnamese, Czech, German

Main Cast:  Chung Le Thi, Nguyet Cao Thi Oanh



Chung and Nguyet came from Vietnam to the Czech Republic without their parents when they were 12-years-old. Working in small sheds at the German-Czech border, they had everything: work, friends and karaoke. Economic crisis and EU enlargement destroyed the fragile microcosm and their life suddenly became a rollercoaster. Little Hanoi gives us an insight into the culture of the Vietnamese migrants in post-communist countries in Europe and its different facets.


Director’s Biography

Sakova is a Slovak director, she studied film directing at the Film Academy in Bratislava. Furthermore she studied experimental media design at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany and was a guest student at the Film Academy in Potsdam.



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