Arrivederci Saigon (excerpt) A film byWilma Labate

Five young girls, armed with musical instruments and a desire to sing, leave the Tuscan province for a tour in the Far East. They dream of success, but find themselves at war. It's 1968 and the war is the real one in Vietnam.

They are very young and come from all over the industrial districts of Tuscany, so different from the famous hills of Chianti: the steelworks of Piombino, the port of Livorno and the Piaggio factories in Pontedera. It is the red province of “houses of the people” and the Italian Communist Party. Getting away from this region is a dream for them, but this is 1968 and everything is possible. They receive an offer they can’t turn down, a tour in the Far East: Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore. Armed with musical instruments and a desire to sing, they set off hoping for success but find themselves in the middle of a war, and the war is the real one of Vietnam. Fifty years later Le Stars tell the story of their adventure amongst American soldiers, remote jungle bases and soul music.


Viviana Tacchella
Rossella Canaccini
Daniela Santerini
Franca Deni

Wilma Labate
Giampaolo Simi

Wilma Labate

Mario Marrone

Daniele Ciprì

Gianfranco Tortora

Emanuele Nespeca
Gabriele Trama
Artistic Producer:
Gianluca Arcopinto

RegiaWilma Labate GeneriCortometraggio Durata 16' Anno 2018 Nazione Italy Tag The Purple Meridians / Wilma Labate