Japanese film to recall Can Tho bridge accident hinh anh 1At the press brief (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA)
Japanese filmmakers will produce a movie about a love story between a Vietnamese girl and a Japanese engineer, both worked for the Can Tho bridge construction project, heard a press briefing on November 4.

This is part of activities within the framework of the third Vietnam-Japan Cultural Festival co-hosted by Japan’s BrainWorks Group and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Can Tho Branch from November 3-5.

According to Noboru Kondo, BrainWorks Chairman, the film, titled “O phia ben kia cau Can Tho” (On the other side of Can Tho bridge) tells a beautiful love story of a Vietnamese girl and a Japanese engineer, both worked for the construction project.

Construction of Can Tho bridge, which was built with Japanese official development assistance (ODA), started in September 25, 2004 and completed on April 24, 2010.

The accident occurred on the morning of September 26, 2007, when a 90-meter section tumbled to the ground, killing 55 and injuring 79, Kondo said.

The film project, worth at least 400,000 USD will be shot in Vietnam’s Can Tho and Hanoi, and Japan’s Tokushima and Kobe prefectures, starting in October 2018, according to Producer Fukunaga Kuniaki.-VNA