Linh is a Vietnamese woman saved from an arranged marriage by Thien, a well-to-do pawnshop owner. She is young and curious; he is older, more controlling. Over time Thien's unsentimental approach to marriage suffocates Linh, who seeks solace in the Church, infuriating her husband even further. Le-Van Kiet's elegant third feature delves deep into the psychology of its characters, deconstructing a marriage that was doomed from the start.
Gentle premiered at Busan, Rotterdam and Warsaw.