Documentary on V-pop prince to hit Netflix

By Dang Khoa   August 28, 2020 | 05:54 am PT
Documentary on V-pop prince to hit Netflix
A screen shot from "Sky Tour Movie." Photo acquired by VnExpress.
Audiences across 190 countries and territories will be able to watch Son Tung M-TP's "Sky Tour Movie" on streaming service Netflix starting September 2.

"Sky Tour Movie", Vietnam’s first-ever musical documentary, reveals backstage insights, onstage highlights and preparation efforts ahead of Son Tung M-TP's Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City shows last year that drew thousands of fans.

The movie will include 10 subtitled languages, Netflix announced Friday.

Son Tung M-TP said he hoped the opportunity would "bring V-Pop closer to hearts worldwide."

Raphael Phang, Netflix's content acquisition manager for Southeast Asia, said: "Son Tung’s music transcends borders. His artistry resonates with not only fans in Vietnam, but other markets beyond Southeast Asia."

The movie sold 10,000 tickets within 48 hours before its mid-June premiere and later generated VND5.5 billion ($238,700) after the first three days. It had the most successful opening ever in this genre, according to Box Office Vietnam.

Son Tung M-TP, real name Nguyen Thanh Tung, is a 26-year-old singer from northern Thai Binh Province. Tung kicked off his career in HCMC in 2011 and quickly became a star. At 26, he already has a slew of hits as well as many accolades, including an MTV Europe Music Award and inclusion in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Vietnam.

Netflix launched its Vietnamese language website in October 2019. It has 193 million subscribers in over 190 economies.

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