Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere

Flapping in the Middle of nowhere

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Status: released

Genre: Coming-of-age drama

Duration: 99 min.


Director / writer: Hoang Diep Nguyen

Director of photography: Pham Quang Minh

Production Designers: Pham Quang Vinh, Nguyen Dan Nam

Editors: Jacques Comets, Gustavo Vasco

Composer: Pierre Aviat

Sound: Hoang Thu Thuy, Nguyen Van Chung, Hoang Anh, Nicolas D’halluin

Production: Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy

Producers: DAvid Lindner, Hoang Diep Nguyen, Alan R. Milligan


Actors: Nguyen Thuy Anh, Tran Bao Son, Hoang Ha, Pham Tran Thanh Duy


Production companies: Filmallee, VBlock Media, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Film Farms

Funding: CDEF, A&C, CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Institut Francais, OIF, Sorfond, World Cinema Fund

Production countries: Vietnam, Germany, Norway, France


Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere is the story about a teenage girl who has to grow up fast when she finds out that she is pregnant by her ne’er-do-well boyfriend. The feeling of the juvenile naivety and disorientation when making the difficult decision for or against an unborn life lies at the core of the film. Huyen finds herself forced to fall into prostitution in order to save money for an abortion. Ironically, the only customer who is willing to pay is a man who is obsessed with pregnant women. The situation becomes even more complicated because this man makes Huyen so happy that she almost forgets that there is a baby growing inside of her.