Đặng Nhật Minh

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Dang. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Minh.

Đặng Nhật Minh (b. Huế, Vietnam, 1938) is one of Vietnam's foremost film directors. He began making documentary films around 1965 and is the first Vietnamese person to be awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture, in 1999.[1] His films have won several prizes at international film festivals.

He is the former General Secretary of the Vietnam Cinema Association.


Minh was born in May 10, 1938 in Huế. Because his father, Đặng Văn Ngữ, was a doctor, he had originally intended to study medicine. But he only started work as compiled by the Russian-speaking films, and then translated for the training of Soviet cinema for the Vietnamese. In 1965, he began making his first film, a documentary film about the geological engineer.

In 2007 he was awarded the Vietnamese government's Ho Chi Minh Award for his work in film.

In 2009 his film Don't Burn, (Đừng Đốt) starring Tina Duong, Minh Huong and Ben Rindner, about the martyr Đặng Thùy Trâm, premiered at the International 19th Annual took place in Fukuoka, Japan, winning the audience prize. The film was released in late April 2009 in Vietnam and showed at the ASEM international film festival in Hanoi in mid-May 2009. It was also the official selection for Vietnam for the Academy Awards.


  • Chị Nhung (1970)
  • Bao giờ cho đến tháng mười
  • Cô gái trên sông
  • Thương nhớ đồng quê
  • Mùa Ổi
  • 2009 - Don't Burn (Đừng Đốt)


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