France, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Vietnam

129 minutes - DCP - 16/9 - Color

Original language : Vietnamese



Phạm Thanh Hải

Đào Duy Bảo Định

Nguyễn Thị Nga*

Lê Viết Tụng

Lê Hồ Lan

Khánh Ngân


Director – Trương Minh Quý

Production – Epicmedia, E&W Films, Deuxième Ligne Films, An Original Picture, Volos Films, Scarlett Visions

Festivals & Awards

Cannes 2024, Official selection, Un Certain Regard


a film by :Trương Minh Quý

Nam and Viet love each other. Both are miners, working 1000 meters below ground where danger awaits and darkness prevails. Coal earns them a living, while polluting the land and the sea. Black sea. Black coal. Burnt coal. Wet coal. Dusty coal. When Nam decides to leave the country via an agent who smuggles people in shipping containers, it causes a rift between his love for Viet and the desires for his own future.