In the curious story of this magic-realistic film, the customs of ethnic mountain peoples in Vietnam are linked to the idiosyncrasies of modern art. There are three protagonists, who live on a lonely mountain. They are the old father and his two children: his beautiful, nubile daughter and a mentally handicapped son.
Tradition dictates that the son first has to marry in order to ensure the male family line is continued. For that, young men go to the annual marriage market, but the undesirable son returns every year without a bride. The old man is determined that his son will father a child before he dies and takes unusual measures to ensure this.
Not only is the story of The Inseminator filled with fantasy; its visual imaginative power is almost boundless. Surrealist dream scenes introduce a wealth of images. The film was banned in its own country, primarily because of the sexual themes, but also possibly because of its unruly form.

Filmmaker
Kim Quy Bui
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Vietnam
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
87’
Language
Vietnamese
Producer
Kim Quy Bui
Sales
Bui Kim Quy
Writer
Kim Quy Bui
Cinematography
Dang Xuan Truong
Editor
Kim Quy Bui, Lena Keravec
Production Design
Dang Xuan Truong
Sound Design
Hoang Thu Thuy
Music
Dang Tue Nguyen
Cast
Nguyen Thi Thu Trang