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Indochine (Indochina) is a 1992 film in French and Vietnamese which tells the story of a young Indochinese woman named Camille. Indochina, or the Indochinese Peninsula, is a region in Southeast Asia. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Indochina, or French Indochina, was a federation of French colonies and protectorates in south-east Asia, part of the French colonial empire. ...

Camille is adopted by Eliane Devries after her parents died. Madame Devries owns a rubber plantation. Madame Devries meets and has an affair with a French Marine officer Jean-Baptiste. In an accident, a French policeman almost kills Camille, and she is rescued by Jean-Baptiste and she too falls in love with him. Madame Devries has Jean-Baptiste sent away to protect Camille from being hurt. Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion (known as latex) in the sap of a number of plants but can also be produced synthetically. ... A plantation is an intentional planting of a crop, on a larger scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. ... The Marine Troops (Troupes de Marines) is a subset of the French Army dedicated to external operations. ...


Camille goes through with an arranged marriage to Tahn, a young man who was studying in France and supports the Communists. After one day of marriage, Camille leaves to look for Jean-Baptiste up north. Camille travels with a Vietnamese family, and reaches the island where Jean-Baptiste is. The island is being used as a slave market, and Camille ends up shooting a French officer when Jean-Baptiste tries to take her away. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Camille and Jean-Baptiste sail away to a secret cave and are rescued by the communists. Tahn arranges to smuggle the two lovers into China with a communist theatre troupe. One day when baptizing their new son Etienne alone, Jean-Baptiste and Etienne are captured by the French. Madame Devries takes Etienne, but Jean-Baptiste is killed by the communists, because he knows too much. Camille is captured and sent to prison where she too becomes a communist. After years, Camille is released and joins the Communist Party. In modern usage, a communist party is a political party which promotes communism, the sociopolitical philosophy based on Marxism. ...


Madame Devries and Etienne return to France, where Etienne has a chance to meet his mother while she is in France at the Geneva Conference. Etienne does not meet Camille because he says Madame Devries is his mother because she has raised him. Several international or multinational conferences have been called the Geneva Conference, because they were held in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. ...


The movie was written by Erik Orsenna, Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen and Régis Wargnier. It was directed by Wargnier. Erik Orsenna is a French novelist born in Paris (1947) member of the Academie Francaise (since 1998). ...


Cast

It stars Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne and Dominique Blanc. Catherine Deneuve at Cannes in 2000 Catherine Deneuve (born October 22, 1943) is a French actress, born in Paris, France. ... Vincent Perez (Born June 10, 1962) is a Swiss actor from Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Jean Yanne (July 18, 1933 - May 22, 2003) was a French actor and film director. ...


Awards

The movie won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Catherine Deneuve received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... // As a Special Award 1947 Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy) - Societa Co-operativa Alfa Cinematografica - Paolo William Tamburella producer - Vittorio De Sica director 1948 Monsieur Vincent (France) - E. D. I. C., Union Général Cinématographique - George de la Grandiere producer - Maurice Cloche director 1949 The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


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Indochine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (124 words)
Indochine is the French name for Indochina, or sometimes more specifically, the old colony of French Indochina.
Indochine a French film starring Catherine Deneuve that portrays the upheaval in Vietnam in the 1950s from the point of view of a French landowner family.
Indochine is the name of a French band.
Filmtracks: Indochine (Patrick Doyle) (707 words)
Indochine: (Patrick Doyle) In 1992, theatres around the world were buzzing with the French film Indochine, a love story set during the dangerous final years of the French occupation of Vietnam.
Director Régis Wargnier's vision for the film was one of immense visual and aural beauty, with the drama of the story serving alongside an overwhelming artistic canvas for the senses.
The one weakness of Indochine --and it could be a major flaw, depending on your position on scores that don't entirely represent their location-- is the plain fact that Doyle utilized no theme, style, or instrumentation with which to properly match the location of the film.
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