Blush of Fruit

2012 / Australia / 83min

In a modest three storey home located in the beachside town in Nha Trang (central Vietnam), reside four young expectant mothers. With their pregnancies hidden from their families, they are given shelter. But in return they must care for the centre's 18 orphaned children.

The home's owner, Tong Phuoc Phuc, has been praised by the country's Prime Minister for his work as an anti-abortionist and a saviour to 'fallen' women and their unwanted children. But there is a darker side to the home's media-savvy front. Referred to as a 'business' by the mothers and their local community, donations continue to pour in, despite evidence of child abuse and profiteering.


  • Original title
    Blush of Fruit
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jakeb Anhvũ, David Cooley
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Editing
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Music
  • Sound
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Duration
    83 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Australia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Jakeb Anhvu
  • Distribution
    Cat & Docs
    18, rue Quincampoix
    F 75004 Paris
    tel: (+33) 144 61 77


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