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A Passage to Ottawa (2001)

Omi, a seven-year old East Indian boy is sent to Ottawa to live with his uncle due to his mother's illness back home. He has no father and unaware that his mother is likely to die, Omi ... See full summary »

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Nabil Mehta ...
Omi
Dan Beamish ...
Pilot
Marion Finklestein ...
Airport Attendant
Ivan Smith ...
Uncle Jalal
Franceen Brodkin ...
Auntie Maggie
Amy Sobol ...
Didier Garrett ...
Adam
Nicholas Gignac ...
Neighborhood Kid #1
Daniel Gignac ...
Neighborhood Kid #2
Jimmy Seymour ...
Neighborhood Kid #3
Gary Fine ...
Neighborhood Kid #4
Jesse Todd ...
Hippy Guy
Alison Darcy ...
Hippy Girl
Elize Chazan ...
Adam's Mother
John Olts ...
Man in Telephone Booth
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Omi, a seven-year old East Indian boy is sent to Ottawa to live with his uncle due to his mother's illness back home. He has no father and unaware that his mother is likely to die, Omi believes that he is on a mission to find a hero to take back to India to save her. Omi connects emotionally with Roland, the captain of a local tour boat who in turn begins a romance with Safia, Omi's fiesty teenage cousin who is assigned to take care of him. Written by <fire_x3@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Family

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30 October 2002 (Canada)  »

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Droga do Ottawy  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Roland: So, you're Indian?
Safia: Do I look Indian?
Roland: Well, the shop...
Safia: Oh, yeah. Well, my father is Indian and my mother is from here. So I'm mixed up.
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A seven-year-old boy is sent from India to live with an Uncle in Ottawa.
26 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

A seven-year-old boy, Omi is sent from India to live with an Uncle in Ottawa. Nobody is told that his mother is dying. The teenage daughter of the family, Safia is given the task of watching over Omi. On one of their outings, Amy meets a black man, Roland, who is a tour guide in his thirties, and they become romantically involved. Omi is convinced that Roland is a superhero, who will save his mother and bring her to Ottawa, so he assists with their clandestine meetings.

The acting is in the low-key, naturalistic, Canadian style, which keeps a very light mood to the drama. The characters are interesting and endearing but are not fully developed. The film is quite enjoyable but not memorable.


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