NHIEM

The story of Việt cộng war cameraman Nhiem.

This intense story follows the life of a young Vietnamese man in the 1970’s, starting out as an 19 year old camera assistant and eventually becoming the Viet Cong’s documentary eye. 

 

“Nhiem”, which is based on a true story, provides the foundation to build a fictional character “on real events”, thereby allowing for the narrative freedom to add a new perspective on the Vietnam war genre and to tell the story from a Vietnamese point of view. 

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Vietnam 1967. Nhiem is a 19-year-old film student, when he is forced to leave his studies and join the Vietnam War. During the Tet Offensive, at the Ho-Chi-Minh trail and many other locations, he experiences the full extent and the sufferings of war. During a mission he meets cameraman Khai. Over the next months, their paths cross several times, and when Nhiem is detailed to join the “jungle studios”, he meets Khai again and becomes his supervisor. With courage and an eye for the right images, Nhiem eventually becomes a front cameraman of the Việt cộng. Documenting countless moments of a long lasting war, he begins to question what the true images are, in this war of a divided nation. (For Nhiem the war ended in 1975, on the day the North Vietnamese troops took over the Presidential Palace in Saigon.)

GENRE

TV series, War 

DISTRIBUTION

TV / VOD

SHOOTING LANGUAGE

English

TERRITORIES OF EXPLOITATION

International

LENGTH

6 x 60min

SHOOTING PERIOD

2022

SHOOTING LOCATIONS

Vietnam

CAST

Laëtitia Eïdo

Sebastian Koch

SCRIPT

Heinrich Hadding (Pope Joan) 

SHOWRUNNER

Roger Donaldson

DIRECTOR

Roger Donaldson

Pia Strietmann

PRODUCER

Alexander van Dülmen 

Stephan Wagner

CO-PRODUCER

Mai Nguyen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Paul Higginson

Roberto Almagia

PRODUCTION COMPANY

carte blanche International 

CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY

Scarlett Visions

A Company Vietnam

Y Anh

DEVELOPMENT STATUS

Treatment 

BASED ON

True events

RELEASE DATE

tba

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