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Boat People 1982

Boat People [1982]

Release date

1982 Oct

Hong Kong

Original Title
  • 109 minutes
  • Category II

Plot synopsis

Danang, city of south Vietnam, was being liberated in 1975. As the release of a new photo album. Akutagawa (Geoge Lam), a Japanese photojorunalist, revisits Danang for shooting more pictures three years later. At that time, he meets Can Nuong (Season Ma), a girl of 14 in the streets. He follows her home and makes friends with her and her families. Akutagawa always has drinks in a bar which is run by a Mamasan (Cora Miao). Mamasan is in love with Minh (Andy Lau), who is desperate to raise money in order to leave Vienam. Minh attempts to rob Akutagawa for his camera and he is being arrested. However, they become friends afterwards. 

In the end, Akutagawa determines to help Can Nuong and her younger brother to leave Vienam, Minh also decided to get on the boat with them. Enterign the sea to a different place, what will be the fates of Can Nuong and Minh?



George Lam

Shiomi Akutagawa


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