Much-loved director Le Hoang Hoa dies aged 79
Vietnamese director Le Hoang Hoa, who was known for Van bai lat ngua, died in HCMC on Tuesday after a week in hospital following a fall aged 79, local media reports.
Hoa, who made more than 100 films and videos, rose to fame in the late 1960s with sentimental movie Chan Troi Tim (Violet Horizon) and action thriller Vet Thu Tren Lung Ngua Hoang (Hatred on Back of a Wild Horse).
After the liberation of south Vietnam in 1975, the director made several films like Lenh truy na, Dang sau mot so phan and Vinh biet mua he but he was better know for the eight-episode TV series Van Bai Lat Ngua (Show Down), which was shown on national television in 1980.
The film follows the intelligence operations conducted by a North Vietnamese spy Nguyen Thanh Luan in the Saigon administration in South Vietnam. It was popular with the television audience nationwide.
His funeral will be held at the city’s Le Quy Don funeral home on Wednesday. Hoa will be buried at Binh Hung Hoa Cemetery in Binh Tan District.