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Daddy Issues

Hồn papa da con gái

Director: OCHIAI Ken (落合賢)

2018|Vietnam|Language: Vietnamese, Japanese|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/17 (Sun) 18:30 *Sold Out ABC Hall  Closing Ceremony
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Introduction of the film

“Daddy Issues” is a Vietnamese film based on the Japanese novel, “Papa to Musume no Nanokakan” (パパとムスメの7日間)by IGARASHI Takahisa (五十嵐貴久). This novel was dramatized in Japan in 2007, and made into the movie “Daddy You, Daughter Me” in Korea in 2017, which was screened in OAFF 2018. This heartwarming comedy is directed and produced by Japanese director OCHIAI Ken who is known for his first Vietnamese film “Saigon Bodyguards”. Another producer is Charlie Nguyễn who is known for being a powerful hit maker of Vietnamese comedies like OAFF 2015 “Let Hoi Decide”(as a director) and “Jailbait” (as an executive producer and co-writer of the screenplay). The film stars Thái Hoà, a Vietnamese “comedy king” known from “Let Hoi Decide” and “Saigon Bodyguards”, and Kaity Nguyễn, a rising star best known from her debut film “Jailbait”. Michael THAI worked on the screenplay for this film, after having worked with OCHIAI for “Saigon Bodyguards”.


After the mother passed away, a childish father named Hai and a headstrong daughter named Châu find their relationship deteriorates. Châu is still 17 years old, but very independent and talented, while Hai is cowardly and unreliable and with their fiercely different personalities, they argue frequently. One day ends differently when, a magical event happens and they find that they have switched bodies! With this twist in events, the two are forced to get to know each other, how they think and their experiences, and just in time because both father and daughter will have to deal with important events in their lives.

About the director

OCHIAI made his first film at the age of 12. Immediately following his high school graduation, he left his hometown of Tokyo, Japan, to pursue his dream of becoming a film director in the United States. To date, he has directed three theatrical features, and over 30 short films, commercials, and music videos. His first feature film, “Tiger Mask” (タイガーマスク)(based on a legendary Japanese comic book series), was released in the fall of 2013 in several Asian countries. His second feature film, “Uzumasa Limelight”(太秦ライムライト), was released in 2014. It won the Chevel Noir (Best Picture) and the award for Best Actor at the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, and two audience awards, one at the New York Asian Film Festival, and one at Camera Japan in Holland. His latest film, “Saigon Bodyguards” was released in Vietnam in 2016 and beat “Rogue One“ in the charts in its first week of release and became the 4th biggest movie of the year.