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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  19 November 2009 (Germany)
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A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.



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A love lost in the past. A love struggling for a future. See more »


Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das gelbe Segel  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,296 (USA) (26 February 2010)


$317,040 (USA) (14 May 2010)

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20 October 2012 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Great Love story, I like it when you Americans put a bunch of characters on a road trip. Classic!. This film takes you beyond the bitter part of life back into the sweet.

The music just blend in, the camera capture is somewhat 'spiritual'.

Simple movie, brought tears to my spirit's eyes. This one truly touches the heart. One great movie making!. Salute. The cast is perfect in their place.

People may shine only in a moment in their life. And that moment will shine forever in whosoever is touched by it. I almost give up on Hollywood, but this shows, you still can do it right!

Salute ^ ^

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