In the film crew, some southern actors kept shivering when facing the heat in Ha Giang.
Recently, the crew of the historical horror film Tet in Hell Village revealed an attention-grabbing behind-the-scenes video. In particular, the “3 no” factor in the filming process creates a lot of curiosity.
To recreate a village at an altitude of thousands of meters, the film crew had to work very hard for more than 2 months in the cold. The entire crew had to live in “3 No’s” conditions including no electricity, no water, and no accommodation. Finding the setting and restoring the village as described in the original novel was difficult, but having to endure these harsh circumstances was even more challenging.
Meritorious Artist Phu Don in shaping his gray beard and hair
To overcome this, temporary canvas tents were set up in the cold weather. Some days the temperature dropped below 5 degrees Celsius with rain. In the remote mountainous areas of Ha Giang, many electronic devices cannot even function.
A scene from the movie
Hot water bags or fire charcoal pots were constantly used to help the actors and crew overcome the cold. In the film crew, some southern actors kept shivering when facing the heat in Ha Giang.
Actor Quang Tuan said that even when he had to concentrate hard on the scene, he still kept shaking, “just walking makes me feel exhausted.” Nguyen Thao confessed that “she was so shocked that she couldn’t talk or make jokes like usual. Sometimes she was so cold that she burst into tears.”
Quang Tuan admitted to trembling during the scene
Meritorious Artist Phu Don is a Northern actor with decades of experience on screen. He said the conditions were very difficult, the crew started filming on an extremely cold day, the high humidity caused the tents and sleeping areas to almost become waterlogged, and some equipment could not run.
There are days when pumped water is scarce. The film crew’s logistics team had to take turns continuously heating water for 4-5 hours because electricity and water were unstable.
To have a setting that recreates the dark, creepy atmosphere in the original novel, the crew had to spend a long time surveying. They even went through 14 villages to search for the scene but still got no results. When they were finally ready to return, a young Mong man showed them a village with few people. The film crew was very surprised when they visited Sao Ha village (Ha Giang) with a completely pristine scene, no electricity, water and no phone signal. The film crew’s logistics team had to transport drinking water from a town 15km away from the filming location. After that, we had to load the water line up nearly 3km, filming on 2 hills with a height of 2km.
The film crew overcame many difficulties
Author Thao Trang of the original novel shared: “I decided to write about a gang of robbers running amok. They had to run for a long time and far, they entered a forest covered with fog everywhere.” Thao Trang also said that between her and film writer Dao Dieu Loan, they argued to the point that they could not make a final decision. According to the film’s screenwriter, the fact that there are many details that need to be removed or added to make the film more cinematic is a difficult decision, but thanks to that, the film becomes more vivid.
The film is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by writer Thao Trang. The film consists of 12 episodes, revolving around mysterious deaths appearing more and more in Hell village, the refuge of the descendants of a once-famous bandit. The film has the participation of a cast of actors from South and North together such as People’s Artist Ngoc Thu, Hanh Thuy, Phu Don, Chieu Xuan, Van Bau, Quang Tuan, Lan Phuong, Vo Tan Phat…