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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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7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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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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MPAA:
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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Touching, human and real, 16 March 2012
Author: jimparrett from Canada

While one may argue that the ending is a little bit Hollywood, the movie itself is not. Featuring a stunning performance by ten-year-old Han Thi Pham, the movie stays with the viewer long after the credits roll.

I won't tell you the plot; there isn't much of one. The art of this movie is not so much about story as it is about human beings, their relationships with one another and how a little faith and a whole lot of belief can bring us all together.

There's not a wasted note here. The music, improbably an electric guitar, never overwhelms and is used with taste so rare with modern directors. You are invited to flow along with the story and live as if you are an onlooker on the streets of Saigon.

But all this wouldn't work without the brilliant understatement of its centerpiece, Han Thi Pham. Working without much expression, the actress uses her voice to convey emotion. The perfection and purity of her motives may seem suspect to many Westerners but in the setting of this story the result in at once sad and uplifting.

The script is crisp, the camera work utilitarian and the direction never more than what is needed. This is movie making the way it should be. It is a film perfect for repeat viewings, such is the depth of emotion and simple story-telling.

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