Thu Hien Vu was born in 1933 in Hanoi/Vietnam. He studied Film and Theatre Studies at a Soviet university. From 1962 to 1967 he worked as a writer and a journalist. He was imprissoned in varius prisons and labour camps in Vietnam for 9 years. Between 1992 and 1994 he lived in Moskow. He sought political asylum in France following further attacks from the Secret Service. He has lived in Nürnberg since 2001. He has written numerous film scripts.
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