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Owl and the Sparrow -- In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

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2 August 2008 (Japan) See more »
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An orphan girl plays matchmaker to a flight attendant and lonely zoo keeper.
Plot:
In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Blew me Away See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cat Ly ... Lan
The Lu Le ... Hai
Han Thi Pham ... Thuy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trong Hai ... The Captain
Pham Thi Han ... Thuy
Nguyen Hau ... Uncle Minh

Teresa Michelle Lee ... Bartender
Hoang Long ... Soup boy
Bui Thi Noan ... Orphan director

Danvy Pham ... Dancer
Thi Han Phan ... Thuy
Nguyen Kim Phuong ... Phuong
Le Nguyen Vu ... The magician
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Directed by
Stephane Gauger 
 
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Stephane Gauger 

Produced by
Timothy Linh Bui .... executive producer
Nam Doan Nhat .... producer
Stephane Gauger .... producer
Van Quan Nguyen .... producer
Jimmy Pham .... executive producer
Ham Tran .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pete Nguyen 
 
Cinematography by
Stephane Gauger 
 
Film Editing by
Ricardo Javier 
Ham Tran 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenni Trang Le .... first assistant director
Thanh Son Le .... second assistant director (as Le Thanh Son)
 
Sound Department
Gabe Verger .... supervising sound editor
 
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist
 
Thanks
Danny Do .... special thanks
Anderson Le .... special thanks
Charlie Nguyen .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Cu va chim se se" - Vietnam (original title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements and some smoking
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97 min
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Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | South Korea:12 | USA:PG
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The Film had its world premier at 2007 Rotterdam Film FestivalSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Blew me Away, 11 August 2010
Author: jonathanmhoffman from United States

As the adoptive father of a Vietnamese orphan, I was absolutely blown away by this film, about a little girl, orphaned, who is living with/working for, her verbally abusive uncle and runs away to Saigon, where she lives on the street, selling post cards and roses, until she befriends a young adult woman and becomes the matchmaker between the woman and a young man. It's charming, but also heartbreaking because of the honest portrayal of children living on their own on the streets of Saigon, left to survive for themselves. There, but for the grace of God, could go my own lovely daughter. How rare it is to have four characters who are each so honest and genuine.

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