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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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Release Date:
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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7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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influenced by nouvelle vague but all together something else refreshing 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

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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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and some smoking
Runtime:
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
influenced by nouvelle vague but all together something else refreshing, 2 January 2011
Author: giapvu from United States

As I apprehensively waited these last few years to watch this film, I realize how unfair I've become based on fear of an all too familiar let down by another filmmaker, who, for the most part by and - as large as our tiny community is - create such derivative cinematic tripe of obvious contrivance that's usually riddled with unapologetic bias. After watching this film, I was not only blown away by the exquisite lighting and bold composition, but also was mesmerized by the beautiful story that seemed to be exploring the oftentimes insidious nature of power and the hero's who refuse to be victimized by it.

The Owl And The Sparrows wonderful characters triumph in the end and the subtle journalism of contemporary Vietnam demands the critical viewer to think beyond the happy ending, to listen for the barely audible sounds of change and to embrace what is inherently true.

Stephane Gauger should be added to the small list of great directors.

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