HAO ARE YOU – Premiere at the Max Ophüls Festival 2023

His mother blames communism, his uncle blames an inheritance dispute, the rest lapse into silence. Director Dieu Hao Do explores the fragmentation of his family. The American war in Vietnam scattered them across three continents. After the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, more than 1.5 million people had fled the communist regime, many of them – including the director’s family – belonging to the Chinese minority. Almost 50 years after their flight, contact between the seven family members has all but broken off. How have traumas from persecution and violence inscribed themselves in the bodies and souls of the survivors and those of their children? What has life in exile done to them over the years? Is communism to blame for the fact that they no longer speak to each other?

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