Saigon

Les Hommes Approximatifs, Caroline Guiela Nguyen

French director Caroline Guiela Nguyen likes to tell French stories that take place beyond France’s borders. In her compelling Saigon, one of the hits at the Festival d’Avignon last summer, eleven French and Vietnamese actors depict a variety of interwoven stories about love and exile. The characters meet in a Vietnamese restaurant in Paris. Scenes switch between 1954, when France pulled out of Vietnam, and 1996. Nguyen delves into the painful, shared history between France and Vietnam and translates this into universal theatre about the long-term consequences of warfare, migration and love.

Credits

text
Caroline Guiela Nguyen & artistiek team
diection
Caroline Guiela Nguyen
artistic collaboration
Claire Calvi
set design
Alice Duchange
costume
Benjamin Moreau 
light
Jérémie Papin
sound
Antoine Richard
music
Teddy Gauliat-Pitois
dramaturgy
Jérémie Scheidler, Manon Worms
cast
Caroline Arrouas, Dan Artus, Adeline Guillot, Thi Truc Ly Huynh, Hoàng Son Lê, Phú Hau Nguyen, My Chau Nguyen Thi, Pierric Plathier, Thi Thanh Thu Tô, Anh Tran Nghia, Hiep Tran Nghia

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