The Ghost of Hui Family

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The Ghost of Hui Family
Directed byLê Hoàng Hoa
Bùi Nhật Quang
Produced byDiệp Nam Thắng
Screenplay byNguyễn Thành Châu
Nguyễn Phương
Based onPlay The Shadow of Lady Hui by Nguyễn Thành Châu
StarringBạch Tuyết
Thanh Tú
Ba Vân
Dũng Thanh Lâm
Năm Châu
Music byNguyễn Minh Trí
CinematographyNguyễn Văn Để
Đường Tuấn Ba
Production
companies
Dạ Lý Hương Films
Distributed byVietnam National Institute of Film
Lê Quang Thanh Tâm
Release date
1973
Running time
90 minutes
CountrySouth Vietnam Republic of Vietnam
LanguageVietnamese

The Ghost of Hui Family (Vietnamese: Con ma nhà họ Hứa, Chinese: 許家女鬼) is a 1972 Vietnamese 35mm black and white film directed by Lê Hoàng Hoa.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film is based on a tale about a wealthy family in Saigon. It was the first horror film made in Vietnam.[2]

Background[edit]

In the early 1970s, many managers of cailuong theater chains were forced to shut due to the financial pressure that foreign language films put them under. The Dạ Lý Hương Theatre was able to avoid the crash and, in a gamble to save the troupe, and inspired by the successes of MGM's 1959 film Ben-Hur, tycoon Xuân (bầu Xuân) founded Dạ Lý Hương Films and employed filmmaker Lê Hoàng Hoa.

Screenplayer Nguyễn Thành Châu named the movie The Ghost of Uncle Hoa's Family, which was based on a tale involving the family of Jean-Baptist Hui Bon Hoa. However, Hui Bon Hoa's descendants sued the studio and forced them to change the name to The Ghost of Hui Family. It was filmed in Thủ Đức, Biên Hòa and Da Lat in 1972, and was the only product of Dạ Lý Hương company.

Production[edit]

  • Studio : Dạ Lý Hương Films (Dạ-Lí-Hương Điện-ảnh Công-ti)
  • Print : National Cinema Centre (Trung-tâm Quốc-gia Điện-ảnh)
  • Sound : Nghiêm Xuân Trường, Lê Văn Kính

Cast[edit]

  • Bạch Tuyết[3]... Thúy Hồng
  • Thanh Tú
  • Dũng Thanh Lâm
  • Tư Rọm
  • Bà Năm Sa Đéc
  • Ba Vân
  • Nguyễn Thành Châu
  • Tâm Phan
  • Khả Năng
  • Thanh Việt
  • Minh Ngọc
  • Tùng Lâm
  • Thy Mai

In popular culture[edit]

The film title Con ma nhà họ Hứa has become a conversational phrase that means the "disappointed one", because the word Hứa means the "promise" in Vietnamese language.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trailer
  2. ^ "Tòa biệt thự 99 cửa ở Sài Gòn và những bí ẩn chưa có lời giải đáp về giai thoại 'con ma nhà họ Hứa'". Nhật Báo Vn.
  3. ^ Quay phim theo chỉ đạo của... Đại Cathay