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Zbigniew Preisner / The Beautiful Country

Binh, a young Vietnamese man, makes an extraordinary six-month journey from his village, 300 miles south of Saigon, all the way to a farm in Texas, in search of his long lost GI father. As he travels with his young brother, his arduous trip is almost cut short when his refugee boat breaks down. Picked up by the authorities he is then interned in a camp in Malaysia, where an opportunistic escape with another refugee Ling, onto a smuggler's cargo boat, allows his quest to continue. Binh is then confronted by starvation, illness and an insane culture of gambling for food and water on the ocean freighter, skippered by Captain Oh. Eventually making it to New York he discovers that he has effectively become an indentured slave to the restaurant owners he works for. But for all this, his dream of finding his father never falters.

The Beautiful Country is an epic, highly emotional and ultimately uplifting story of one young man's seemingly impossible search for his lost father. The film is directed by Hans Petter Moland and stars Tim Roth and Nick Nolte.

The soundtrack CD of The Beautiful Country was released in October 2005 on Mellowdrama Records.Visit www.mellowdramarecords.com for more information.