Versatile, highly skilled Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's poignant drama examines the lingering effects of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. Vietnam, 1990: Villager Binh (newcomer Damien Nguyen) has been ostracized all his life for being "bui doi
" — "less than dust" — a highly derogatory term reserved for the offspring of South Vietnamese women and American servicemen. Raised by relatives but forced to eat and sleep outside their home, Binh has lived at arm's length from mainstream society, his paternity instantly discernable to his fellow Vietnamese by his height and vaguely Western features. He bears, they say, the face of the enemy. When Binh lea...