"Flaws of an Everlasting Memory" is the first feature film that Anh Le is creating. It is a romantic musical that will be spoken and sung entirely in Vietnamese.
One lonely night, lexicographer An goes on a blind date set up by his best friend. While the blind date is kind, beautiful, and intelligent, she was not the kind of person An is looking for to share his love for language and literature. He strolls down the shimmering lights of Saigon and encounters a reckless driver who nearly hits him. Luckily, the driver stopped on time and An is alive, and angry. A romantic twist unravels in An's mind where the line between memory and reality are nonexistent. Little did he know that the driver ends up working at his publishing company as a linguist. Their encounter was bound to happen.
The main saturated visual aesthetics are inspired by notable musicals La La Land and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg and short films "Du Blanc a L'âme" and "Sara King." Other inspirations include Les Quatres Cents Coups, Vertigo, Her, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!, Singing in the Rain, and Cinderella.
This romantic tragedy musical celebrates the beauty of the Vietnamese language and untangles the mindset of someone undergoing the experiences of PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder). This narrative feature includes a full Asian cast. The crew members come from diverse backgrounds who support each other in making this vision a reality while learning the unique qualities that the Vietnamese language has to offer.