Title -- The Scent of the Green Papaya (1993) 1h 44m
An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Films Festival, this film is set in 1951 Saigon, where 10 year old Mui (Lu Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Despite her servile role, Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelope her.
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