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ASEACC in Ho Chi Minh City

July 10, 2010
Panel on contemporary cinema in Southeast Asia with Sherman Ong, Pepe Diokno, Victor Vu, Doan Minh Phuong, Charlie Nguyen and Nguyen Trong Khoa

Panel on contemporary cinema in Southeast Asia with Sherman Ong, Pepe Diokno, Victor Vu, Doan Minh Phuong, Charlie Nguyen and Nguyen Trong Khoa

The Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (ASEACC) in Ho Chi Minh City was among the best so far. As I am travelling right now, I cannot write much more. Look at the summary of the conference on the website for more information. Here are some pictures:

With John Lent (Temple University) and wife

With John Lent (Temple University) and wife

With Mervin Espina, Programmer of Cine Veritas, the Philippines' human rights film festiva

With Mervin Espina, Programmer of Cine Veritas, the Philippines' human rights film festiva

With Natalie Boehler (University Zürich)

With Natalie Boehler (University Zürich)

With Nguyen Tan Hoang

With Nguyen Tan Hoang, Bryn Mawr College

With Adam Knee (Nanyang University Singapore) and Nadi Nadi Tofighian (Stockholm University)

With Adam Knee (Nanyang University Singapore) and Nadi Nadi Tofighian (Stockholm University)

With Dean Wilson (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi)

With Dean Wilson (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi)

With Thomas Barker (Natioal University of Singapore) and Ekki Imanjaya (Binus Business School, Jakarta)

With Thomas Barker (Natioal University of Singapore) and Ekki Imanjaya (Binus Business School, Jakarta)

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  1. Johnny Phan permalink
    October 28, 2010 3:07 pm

    Regarding Victor Vu, he cannot deceive people forever. The truth exploded out all over the Vietnamese press that Victor Vu copied the entire film “Shattered” in making “his film” Inferno. The truth came out that he did not just copy the story or a few things, Victor Vu duplicated everything from the main story to sub stories to main and supporting characters to each twist in Shattered and its opening, ending, etc, all identical. He’s a shame to Vietnamese people, just google “Victor Vu đạo phim Shattered” (“Victor Vu’s stole the film Shattered”). Victor Vu’s fame-seeking dishonesty has have shamed himself but unfortunately also soiled the reputation of the young Vietnamese Cinema. What’s worse than his thievery is in order to cling on to fake fame at all cost Victor Vu is deriding the Vietnamese people as “knowing nothing about film”, he said he’s a “Hollywood-style” director and it is “completely normal and a completely unavoidable coincidence” that his film is identical to another Hollywood film and still says he has “never seen Shattered”. See both films and you’ll see what a fame-obsessed thief and a shameless liar Victor Vu is. Vietnamese people deserve better.

  2. Curious permalink
    December 10, 2010 8:14 pm

    I got curious about Victor Vu stealing Shattered and searched around the internet for reader’s comments. Unbelievably, there are a number of people posted the same comments from ANY articles or website mentioning about Inferno. Must be something going on here. What are their purposes?????

    This guy posted the same thing on ANY websites regarding Inferno…

  3. Curious is Victor Vu permalink
    April 27, 2011 11:31 am

    Curious is Victor Vu. “Curious” goes around other sites talking of Spielberg’s Disturbia v.s. Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Micheal Bay’s The Island v.s. The Clonus Horror, Victor Vu himself went on many interviews in Vietnam saying exactly same thing to manipulate the public opinion in Vietnam.

    http://www.info.vn/van-hoa/dien-anh/49950-Dao-dien-Victor-Vu-Tiep-tuc-lam-phim-ly-ky.html

    http://www.cand.com.vn/vi-VN/cstc/2011/2/144398.cand

    It didn’t work, the Vietnam cinema association in march investigated they watched both Inferno and Shattered to compare and found him guilty of plagiarism.

    http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/lastest-news/5583/-inferno–removed-from-golden-kite-award-s-nomination.html

  4. "Curious" is Victor Vu permalink
    May 2, 2011 9:14 am

    These are old posts but I know who “Curious” is it’s Victor Vu. In VN Victor Vu go to many newspapers todo interview and said the same thing about Spielberg and Michael Bay accused of plagiarism that “Curious” is repeating at other web forums. this is the interview in VN of Victor Vu saying same thing like “Curious”, question with “giao lo dinh menh” and “Shattered” in bold
    http://tintuc.xalo.vn/00-999056974/Dao_dien_Victor_Vu_Tiep_tuc_lam_phim_ly_ky.html

    why outside Vietnam Victor Vu use “Curious” to say this? Because he know it’s a trick to fool people, but Victor Vu/Curious didn’t escape a direct comparison of Inferno and Shattered. Later in March 2011 this scandal in Vietnam made the Vietnam cinema administration compare Inferno to Shattered they found Victor Vu copied everything from Shattered and kicked his film out.

    http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2011/03/inferno-removed-from-golden-kite-awards-nomination.html

    If Victor Vu didn’t copy he’ll make Inferno available to compare to Shattered, instead of making excuses to fool people.

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