By Viet Film Fest 2016 (other events)

Thursday, April 14 2016 7:00 PM 10:00 PM PDT

Bitcoin Heist is a fast-paced, action-packed, tech-based feature film that focuses on the new cryptocurrency known as bitcoin.

In order to catch Interpol's most wanted hacker who calls himself “The Ghost,” special agent DaDa (Kate Nhung) assembles a team of expert criminals to carry out the ultimate heist. The lineup includes: Jack Magique (Petey Majik Nguyen), a street magician and master pickpocket;  Luhan (Jayvee Mai The Hiep) and Linh (Lam Thanh My), a father and daughter grifter duo; Vi (Suboi), a League of Legends champion, manga fan, and expert hacker; and Phuc (Thanh Pham), a skinny accountant who works for The Ghost. Phuc has agreed to work with the police in exchange for protection against his notorious employer, a Korean-German tech industrialist playboy (with ties to the mafia) named Thomas Nam (Teo Yoo).

There is more than meets the eye, however, in the world of The Ghost, since any smart criminal knows that “there is no honor among thieves.” Award winning director Ham Tran’s (Journey from the Fall) new flick from Vietnam is groundbreaking, in that it is filled with great special effects and advanced technology. With a mixture of “Mission Impossible” and “Ocean’s 11,” Ham Tran’s Bitcoin Heist is packed with daring stunts and unpredictable plot twists that transform this heist-film into a high-stakes rollercoaster enterprise.

Ham Tran / Vietnam / 2016 / 115 min

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