The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) Poster

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »




  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
  • Nhu Quynh Nguyen in The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
  • Khanh Le in The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
  • Khanh Le in The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
  • Khanh Le in The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
  • Nu Yên-Khê Tran in The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

2 January 2004 | Pteromysvolans
| An enchanting film
This movie reminds me very much of the plays of Anton Chekhov. I.e. it is completely against the traditional aesthetics of American style movies where action, fantasy, humor, over-acting, special effects and the goal of getting as much dollars and viewers as possible are usually the main message there is... So, no wonder that some of the reviewers of this movie here, don't seem to have got at all what this movie is about...

Nothing special happens in the movie, but in the end you feel that you've seen something worth seeing, and even learned something new about human life and social relations.

The acting is good and realistic. The life stories told are nothing but happenings of ordinary life, but the director makes them into beautiful lyric poems that touch your heart.

The beautiful scenery shown alone makes this film worth watching. 9-10/10

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


Nang Thuy Tinh
Written by
Cong Son Trinh
Performed by Vu Tranh Xuan and Nguyen Quang


Plot Summary




Release Date:

24 May 2000



Country of Origin

Vietnam, France, Germany

Filming Locations

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,248 8 July 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


Contribute to this page

Hollywood Icons, Then and Now

Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged.

See the gallery

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on