KISS AND SPELL (Yêu Đi, Đừng Sợ!)

Directed by: Stephane Gauger 2018 | 113 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Vietnam

Languages: Vietnamese, with English subtitles

Genres: Romantic Comedy


KISS AND SPELL is a supernatural romantic comedy about a magician and a girl who has the ability to see ghosts. Tung is an up and coming magician, who tends to party a bit too much. However, he meets the mysterious Phuong and his world completely stops. Their romance blossoms but there are immediate pitfalls, disruptive ghosts, which he also can now see! In the meantime, Phuc, Tung’s manager, is trying to steer him to romance a big starlet who can up the ante when it comes his career. Who will he choose, but more so, who are these ghosts and can Tung somehow lead them to crossover?

The latest and last film of Vietnamese American filmmaker Stephane Gauger (OWL AND THE SPARROW, SAIGON ELECTRIC), who sadly passed away soon after the release of this film, KISS & SPELL is a remake of the Korean film SPELLBOUND. A charming romancer with twists and turns, this latest version is also infused with a humanity that is a constant in all of Gauger’s films and a love letter to the city of Saigon.


Synopsis written by: Anderson Le


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Monday, April 09 7:45 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Stephane Gauger
Cast Hạ Anh Lê , Kiến Huy Ngô, Phương Nhã, Minh Tuấn Kiều
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