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The Golden Pin (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Romance | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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A young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer finds himself struggling between the expectations of his family and the demands of his heart. His father wants him to marry soon, but his mother, haunted... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Duangphung ... Long
... Ryan
Lily Nguyen ... Vanessa
Minh Ngoc Nguyen ... Linh (Long's mother)
Viet Tien Nguyen ... Phong (Long's father)
Kim Tran Trang ... Princess
Quoc Ha Ho ... Trung
... Coach
Stephen Shaw ... Swimmer #1
... Swimmer #2 (as Ryan Williams)
Geordie King ... Swimmer #3
Joshua McKaye ... Swimmer #4
Tyler Sarry ... Swimmer #5
Wes Wesley ... Swimmer #6
Tyco Tat ... Violinist
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A young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer finds himself struggling between the expectations of his family and the demands of his heart. His father wants him to marry soon, but his mother, haunted by a past romance, hopes her son will stand up for what he believes. Written by Matt Guerin

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Love is more powerful than fate

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CAD 30,000 (estimated)
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I Dream of You
written and performed by Mike Freedman
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more than beautiful
20 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

it is touching and seductive and good example of great cinematography. it propose the admirable performance of Minh Ngoc Nguyen. it does , in delicate - precise manner, a remarkable mix of past stories, duty, sacrifice and love. it uses the right music for reflect the feelings of characters. and, sure, the right actors, the relation between Long and Ryan is the useful map for discover the strong links, the old plans for the future, the admirable build of details. the atmosphere, the story, the cultural-historical references, the delicacy, all each impose "The Golden Pin " as a special film. sure, for a part of public , it could be defines as too sentimental, like a form of soap opera. but it propose powerful scenes and the rules who define the genre are enriched by a rare flavor of image. almost a gem, it is not a bad idea to see it. not as a relation between two swimmers or as clash between duty/love, but as one of beautiful stories about the faith and the good/wise choice.


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