Netflix has just released the data of the most popular English-language movies on the online platform for the week from April 17 to April 23. “A Tourist’s Guide to Love” attracted 13.4 million hours of viewing, behind “Let Him Go” (14.1 million hours) and “The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die” (25.7 million hours). The film also entered the top 10 most watched films in 78 markets globally, including countries and regions in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Set almost entirely in 5 locations in Vietnam, the film’s global appeal has continued to take the beautiful country internationally. Irish-Vietnamese screenwriter Eirene Tran Donohue shared her thoughts on bringing a new and authentic side of Vietnam to the world: “I am deeply moved by the global reception of the novel. the movie “A Tourist’s Guide to Love” and especially the extremely positive response from Vietnamese audiences around the world. I’ve heard so many people say how proud they are to finally be able to share their culture and country with the world. And that they are grateful to finally see their image presented on screen in a positive way.
Although on the surface, the title is merely a romantic-comedy, for many it is more than that. I grew up in a scene where there wasn’t a single Hollywood movie that didn’t mention war. Vietnam is not a wartime story. It is a love story and deserves to be seen and celebrated by the world. I hope that this film can help change perceptions around the world and provide an opportunity to help more stories about Vietnam be told.”
Actress and lead producer Rachael Leigh Cook shared her feelings: “It can be said that the entire cast and crew are extremely emotional to see the film achieve 3rd place in the Top 10 movie chart. I believe this is representative of people’s desire to see and experience other cultures and build bridges through a movie like this. We are Vietnam, and we couldn’t be happier to see Vietnam shine.”
Sharing the success of the film, Meritorious Artist Le Thien could not hide his emotion when sharing: “I am very happy to know that Vietnam’s rich culture and breathtaking scenery are now being admired by many people around the world. appreciate. As a Vietnamese, I am very proud to see our beautiful, unique stories told through the lens of an international cast and crew.”
“A Tourist’s Guide to Love” was filmed in five iconic Vietnamese destinations, introducing the country’s beautiful places to a global audience, including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hoi An. , Ha Giang and Hanoi.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, A Traveler’s Love Guide is the first international film in Vietnam after the COVID-19 pandemic, with the participation of more than 200 members. Local crew members and suppliers include those in production, domestic travel and retail.