Flapping In the Middle of Nowhere (Dap Cánh Giua Không Trung)
Directed by Stephane Gauger. Vietnam 2008. Vietnamese with English subtitles. 97 min.
Seventeen-year old Huyen is a student at a two-year college when she gets pregnant from her boyfriend who is a hustler and lowly employee at a public lighting company. In order to save money for an abortion, she becomes a prostitute and meets, ironically, a customer obsessed with pregnant women. He makes Huyen so happy that she almost forgets that there is a baby growing inside of her. Moving into surprising and bizarre psychological territory, Flapping In the Middle of Nowhere offers a candid representation of sex and adolescence in Vietnam.
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