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Directed by: Ham Tran 2013 | 96 min.

Section: Southeast Asian Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii


In the new uproarious comedy, HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS, director Ham Tran (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) and triple threat – writer/producer/star – Kathy Uyen (KEIU) team up to create a vibrant Asian American feature that scored box office success in Vietnam in 2013. Soon to make a similar mark in the United States, we are thrilled to launch the film’s first stop at CAAMFest.

Meet Anne, an ambitious Vietnamese American fashion designer who has it all: a successful career and a dreamy fiance. Things quickly change, when Kiet, the fiance relocates to Vietnam and Anne becomes suspicious of Kiet’s intentions. In haste she flies to Vietnam, disguises herself as a supermodel and accidentally becomes Vietnam’s new IT girl.

HOW TO FIGHT is a benchmark film that showcases the best of Vietnam’s film industry, which is lead by a plethora of Asian Americans. A success for the entire cast and crew, however Bay Area’s own Kathy Uyen shines bright in this breakout role. Reminiscent of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HOW TO FIGHT is a cleverly written film bursting with strong female characters, a perfect blend of humorous and touching moments and of course, fashion a plenty. 

Synopsis written by: Masashi Niwano, CAAMFest


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Cast & Crew

Director Ham Tran
Screenwriter Tim Tori, Kathy Uyen
Producer Timothy Linh Bui, Irene Trinh, Kathy Uyen
Cast Kathy Uyen, Truc Diem, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Phuong Mai, Don Nguyen
Cinematographer Guillermo Rosas

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