The Vertical Ray of the Sun

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so it appears). The youngest sister is single and living with her cute older brother, whom she is desperately in love with. A second sister is married to a man who has another woman and child elsewhere whom he loves just as much as his wife -with a few conditions, she agrees to carry on with the marriage. The third sister and her husband are overjoyed to discover she is pregnant, and though he is tempted, her husband remains loyal to her. Charming, slow-paced, face value, family saga film.


Domestic (54.7%)
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
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5 theaters
Release DateJul 6, 2001
Running Time1 hr 52 min
In Release179 days/25 weeks
Widest Release9 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 6-853$32,248-5-$6,449$35,2981
Jul 13-1555$29,966-7.1%7+2$4,280$83,5682
Jul 20-2258$24,425-18.5%9+2$2,713$110,1343