- 2 hr 28 min
The film entitled Indochine is about the life and challenges of Camille. Camille is a young lady who gets adopted by lady called Eliane Devries, the owner of a huge rubber estate. She loves Camille so much and treats her as if she were her biological daughter. One day Eliane comes across a young lieutenant called Jean-Baptiste. The two start a relationship, but it does not last for long. At the age of sixteen, while returning home from school one day, Camille and her friends come across a prisoner on the run. He gets shot by the police very close to Camille, and he then falls on her body, leaving her unconscious and covered with blood. Jean-Baptiste comes to her rescue, and in the course of reviving her, he gets attracted to her. Camille later wakes up in his arms and immediately falls in love with him. When Eliane finds out, she arranges for Jean-Baptiste to be transferred so as to keep him away from Camille. Later on, a wealthy friend of hers arranges for her son, Tanh, to marry Camille, and Eliane accepts. A day after their engagement party, Camille leaves for Vietnam in search of Jean-Baptiste. She travels along with a Vietnamese family who get killed along the way by some French soldiers. Jean-Baptiste comes to the scene and finds Camille among the crowd. Camille and Jean-Baptiste escape and are rescued by a group of communists who provide them with food and shelter. Eliane’s friend called Guy, who is head of the French police, assigns agents to look for Camille and Jean-Baptiste. Camille gives birth to their son, Etienne, who is later captured by the French and taken to Eliane. Jean-Baptiste later dies suspiciously, and Camille is captured and sent to prison but released years later. When she comes out, she refuses to go home to Eliane and Etienne but decides to join the communists.