My Vietnam

Dokus
| 70 min
English
| English German

A film about the difficulty of living in two places at the same time and the question of what effect this duality has on a marriage, family and sense of belonging. The Vietnamese couple Bay and Tam have lived in Germany for 30 years. Away from German society, the two work in empty offices as cleaners. Through Skype and online chat rooms, they have created their own virtual version of Vietnam in their Munich apartment. "There are people in this world who exist without really being noticed by society. Our protagonists* live in such a reality. They came to Germany in search of a better life and left everything behind for it. But what does life look like 30 years later? Have they really found a new home in Germany? Is it possible to maintain the connection with the far away family via the Internet or doesn't it rather lead to alienation?" (Directors' commentary)