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Ocean Heaven (2010)

Hai yang tian tang (original title)
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.

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(as Xiao Lu Xue)

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(screenplay) (as Xiao Lu Xue)
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Credited cast:
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Wang Xingchang
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Dafu
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Yuanyuan Zhu ...
Chai
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Dafu's Mother
Yong Dong ...
Aquarium Director
Ran Chen ...
Teacher
Mei Yong ...
Principal Tan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chunhai Li ...
Acrobatic Troupe Director
Bo Rong ...
Cleaner
Chen Rui ...
Xiao Ya
Zhan Shibao ...
Mental Hospital Doctor
Zhao Xiuyun ...
Head of Wellfare Instituation
Minqiu Yan ...
Principal Liu
Xinhua Zhang ...
Principal Feng
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The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort. Written by Vineet

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Explore true love and affections from the angle of ordinary people

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18 June 2010 (China)  »

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Ocean Heaven  »

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Jet Li wants this film to get a good message across and promote the works with autism as well as the works of his charity 'The One Foundation'. See more »

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Picture Quality Became Blurry
20 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My sister has a 7 year old son who suffers vaccine injury leaving him autistic. I bought the DVD already knowing of the burden for parents having one of their five kids who'll most likely never leave their nest. There were a lot of details that this film got right: the attention span, the distractions, the stimming, the frustration of sensory overload. It's very painful to see someone repeatedly smash their head into a wall because the impact is actually giving them relief from their thoughts and over stimulated brain.

As the film developed I found it emotionally crushing to see how the hearts of the characters themselves are all melted converts to a father's simple love in spite the inevitable conclusion of mortal separation. Everything of the film was superb except perhaps the blurry picture quality...no wait. I'm sorry, those were my tears that got in the way. The DVD played just fine.


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