The movie begins in the 90s in Paris with a fateful interview between Trinh Cong Son – one of the greatest musicians of all time in Vietnam who is referred to as Bob Dylan of Vietnam and Michiko – a Japanese student who is researching for her thesis on Trinh’s music.
Trinh Cong Son suggested her to come to Vietnam if she wanted to deeply understand his music, and she did.
While accompanying Trinh Cong Son to many of his old places and listening to his sharings, her admiration for Trinh gradually turns into secret love.
His romantic memories are recalled with the parallel storytelling method between the past and reality.
As the story goes along, audiences are introduced to his 5 muses who had the greatest impacts on his life.
Bich Diem is a graceful schoolgirl who is passing by his attic every day in a white traditional Ao Dai.
Trinh fell in love with her elegance from the very first sight but this is not a long story as Diem had to move to another city.
Dao Anh is Bich Diem’s younger sister who later turns out to be his greatest love after a long time being a “mailman” for Trinh and her sister.
In contrast with Diem, Anh is a summer breeze, a shining sunflower with an adorable and energetic smile.
Anh and Trinh Cong Son has made one of the most poetic & emotional love in Vietnam music history with hundreds of romantic letters and songs.
Most of his famous songs written to his beloved will be once again sung in the movie to memorize this talented musician.
All of this is wrapped up in unimaginably beautiful shots of the Vietnamese countryside to make the movie a sensational piece of art.