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Ocean Heaven (2010)
"Hai yang tian tang" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  18 June 2010 (China)
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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 ...
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Mei Yong ...
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Chen Rui ...
Xiao Ya
Zhan Shibao ...
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Zhao Xiuyun ...
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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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A touching film
18 October 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

When "Ocean Heaven" was released, it got great critical acclaim and positive word of mouth. I finally got to watch it, and it surpassed my expectations. There are a few films depicting autistic characters that I have watched, and this film has the most accurate and consistently convincing portrayal. Either the guy playing Dafu is really autistic, or he is a really good actor. The story tells how the father prepares his autistic soon to live independently. The father's unconditional love for his child, his unlimited patience and unrelenting care is very respectable. Anyone will be touched by him. The film also depicts the lives of ordinary citizens, with real problems, adding realism to the touching plot. I hope this great film will find a wider audience, because it deserves to be seen and appreciated.


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