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Chosen (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Short | 10 May 2001 (World-wide)
The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ang Lee

Writer:

David Carter
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clive Owen ... The Driver
Mason Lee ... Passenger (as Mason C. Lee)
Sonom Gualson Sonom Gualson ... Tugboat Monk
Brian Smyj ... Shadow
Jamie Harris ... Stick
Jeff Jensen Jeff Jensen ... Car 1 Driver
Jarrod Bunch ... Car 1 Passenger (as Jared Bunch)
Artie Malesci Artie Malesci ... Car 2 Driver
Kevin Catucci Kevin Catucci ... Car 2 Passenger
Losang Gyatso Losang Gyatso ... Imposter Monk
Satoru 'Sat' Tsufura ... Real Monk (as Saturo Tsufura)
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Storyline

The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. cars out to get the child. Written by Bluefire72

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Genres:

Action | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2001 (World-wide) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Chosen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The young boy is Ang Lee's son. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot involving the Mercedes and the Chrysler, the passenger of the Mercedes has his coat closed in the door, but in the following shots it isn't there. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the 2002 free DVD version, an alternate, slightly longer version of the movie is added. Several shots during the car chase inside the giant crates are added, a shot of the window being lowered & raised affter the chase, and an extention of the shot with the Driver seeing a Mandarin stature in the house. See more »

Connections

Followed by Powder Keg (2001) See more »

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The Buddha and the Hulk in a short film by Ang Lee
6 December 2001 | by chulo37See all my reviews

Second in the BMW series, this film is very different from the first BMW short by John Frankenheimer. Not as tightly structured as that film, but it has moments of poetry--particularly a balletic chase sequence. Final "Hulk" scene wraps the film up tidily.


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