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Ocean Heaven (2010)

Hai yang tian tang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 June 2010 (China)
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.

Director:

Xiaolu Xue (as Xiao Lu Xue)

Writer:

Xiaolu Xue (screenplay) (as Xiao Lu Xue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Wang Xingchang
Zhang Wen ... Dafu
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Ling Ling
Yuanyuan Zhu Yuanyuan Zhu ... Chai
Yuanyuan Gao ... Dafu's Mother
Yong Dong Yong Dong ... Aquarium Director
Ran Chen ... Teacher
Mei Yong Mei Yong ... Principal Tan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rui Chen Rui Chen ... Xiao Ya
Chunhai Li Chunhai Li ... Acrobatic Troupe Director
Bo Rong Bo Rong ... Cleaner
Zhan Shibao Zhan Shibao ... Mental Hospital Doctor
Zhao Xiuyun Zhao Xiuyun ... Head of Wellfare Instituation
Minqiu Yan Minqiu Yan ... Principal Liu
Xinhua Zhang Xinhua Zhang ... Principal Feng
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Storyline

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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Explore true love and affections from the angle of ordinary people

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Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Ocean Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Longkou, Yantai, China See more »

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Production Co:

BDI Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In order to portray this character well, Zhang Wen (playing Dafu) went swimming every day. He previously did not know how to swim, but because swimming and diving are his character's strong points, he became an expert swimmer. He also visited an autism school every day, working to understand the students' way of thinking. See more »

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Picture Quality Became Blurry
20 February 2012 | by joey-flatsSee all my reviews

My sister has a 7 year old son who suffers vaccine injury leaving him autistic. I bought the DVD already knowing of the burden for parents having one of their five kids who'll most likely never leave their nest. There were a lot of details that this film got right: the attention span, the distractions, the stimming, the frustration of sensory overload. It's very painful to see someone repeatedly smash their head into a wall because the impact is actually giving them relief from their thoughts and over stimulated brain.

As the film developed I found it emotionally crushing to see how the hearts of the characters themselves are all melted converts to a father's simple love in spite the inevitable conclusion of mortal separation. Everything of the film was superb except perhaps the blurry picture quality...no wait. I'm sorry, those were my tears that got in the way. The DVD played just fine.


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