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‘Monsoon’: Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2019 — Hollywood Reporter

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— by Boyd van Hoeij: A man looking just like Crazy Rich Asians lead Henry Golding travels alone on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi about halfway into writer-director Hong Khaou’s art house drama Monsoon. Though the actual trip takes well over 30 hours, the film’s two sequences aboard the train are brief. But in those few minutes, the different identities that are all a part of who Kit, the protagonist so sensitively played by Golding, really is come into laser-sharp focus. It’s a glorious moment of cinema, combining the expert use of actors, their glances and body language, and the fascinating interplay between what’s said out loud and what remains unspoken to beguiling effect…

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July 2, 2019

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