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The Third Wife

The Third Wife (Vietnam)

Directed by:
Ash Mayfair
Cast:
Tran Nu Yen Khe, Mai Thu Huong, Nguyen Phuong Tra My
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2019
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Synopsis:

In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are very few...

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