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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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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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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 »

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Followed by The Follow (2001) See more »

User Reviews

 
Most underrated of The Hire.
29 January 2005 | by Kevo232See all my reviews

I'm sure many others will say this as well, Beat the Devil was my favorite, but this isn't given enough credit. I disagreed with a comment I read about this film, so I felt I needed to give it what it deserves. The comment I am referring to discounted Lee as "making action to poetic". This was a bad thing to him, thats where I disagree. The car chase scene in this is genius, it IS like the cars are dancing. It's choreographed so well and makes you think of action in a whole new light. There is plenty of action directors you can go to if you want to see the same thing over and over. If you want something new and revolutionary in the action genre, watch this short film. I loved it, 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2001 (World-wide) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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