• Blue Bayou
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Blue Bayou

by Justin Chon Gala Premieres

Time and again, Antonio LeBlanc has to explain where he comes from. Born in Korea, he was adopted by American parents as a small child. Despite a difficult childhood, the USA is his home. In the southern state of Louisiana, Antonio has built a simple but happy life with his wife Kathy and stepdaughter Jessie, and makes ends meet for him and his family as a tattoo artist or doing odd jobs. When one day there is an altercation with a hostile policeman at the supermarket, Antonio is arrested and suddenly faces being deported. A big shock - but according to the law, Antonio is not considered a U.S. citizen and his criminal record is not entirely clean either. Director and leading actor Justin Chon shines alongside Alicia Vikander in a stirring drama with melodramatic overtones.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2021
  • Runtime: 117 Min
  • Languages: English, Korean
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Director: Justin Chon
  • Cast: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Linh-Dan Pham, Sydney Kowalske, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Emory Cohen
  • Screenplay: Justin Chon
  • Cinematography: Matthew Chuang, Ante Cheng
  • Editor: Reynolds Barney
  • Music: Roger Suen
  • Producers: Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Justin Chon
  • Co-Producers: Greta Fuentes, Yira Vilaro
  • Executive Producers: Nick Meyer, Zev Foreman, Clara Wu Tsai, Eddie Rubin
  • Production Companies: MACRO, Entertainment One
  • World Sales: Focus Features
  • Swiss Distribution: Universal Pictures International Switzerland GmbH
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