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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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Truly Moving Picture 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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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Truly Moving Picture, 10 September 2007
Author: tollini from United States

I am a judge for the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival. This feature film is a Crystal Heart Award Winner and is eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner in October of 2007. The Heartland Film Festival is a non-profit organization that honors Truly Moving Pictures. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."

This story takes place over the course of a week in today's Saigon. Saigon is a teaming, energetic, cold, on-the-make city of 8 million. It can be a very lonely place for people without family and friends.

Three of these people include a ten year-old girl who has no parents. She has run away from her child factory labor duties and was living with an unloving, uncle tyrant. Now she lives and sleeps in the streets of Saigon selling single rose flowers for a living. The second person is a young, poor, hardworking animal keeper for the zoo. He has no family and has lived at the zoo his whole life. The third person is a 26 year-old stewardess who seems to have everything; that is, a good job and beauty. But she is unhappy because she lacks direction and meaningful relations.

They come together as a threesome via the determination and pluck of the ten year-old. Will they find meaning to their lives leaning on each other? … or not? Life is just too difficult for each of them, but for different reasons. And, they are very different from each other.

But, there is a common trait among the three. They are all decent people. They are honest and direct and they treat each other with uncommon respect and dignity.

And by the way, the ten year-old girl steals the show.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.

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