Mademoiselle Saigon

TITLE: INDOCHINE

DIRECTOR: REGIS WARGNIER

WRITERS: ERIK ORSENNA, LOUIS GARDEL, CATHERINE COHEN AND REGIS WARGNIER

THE BOTTOM LINE: Catherine Deneuve lends glamour and gravity to a moving epic of the French in Vietnam.

IF YOU WERE TO SELECT AN AMBASsador of European culture, it might be Catherine Deneuve. If you were to choose a film to express the agony and ambiguity of Vietnam in this century, it should be Indochine.

The French have an itch to colonize. For centuries they explored, exploited and educated on three continents. Now their working tours of Africa, North America and Southeast Asia are over. The...

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