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The Owner (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 May 2012 (Canada)
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The film follows a backpack on a journey around the world, intersecting the lives of dozens of fascinating characters along the way. Written and directed by 25 different directors on 5 ... See full summary »

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Ather Ali ('Chat Away' segment), Ian Bonner (original concept) | 23 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jorge Mario Agudelo Jorge Mario Agudelo ... Crazy person
Chiraz Aich ... Lisa
Christine Altmann Christine Altmann ... Marie
Surely Alvelo ... Maria
Gonzalo Arroyos Gonzalo Arroyos ... Crazy person
Floriane Aurigny Floriane Aurigny ... Object Magazine Staff Member
Heidi Baratta Heidi Baratta ... Psychic
Adriana Barba Adriana Barba ... Rosália
Edilaine Donizete Barbosa Edilaine Donizete Barbosa ... Villager 2
Brian Baumeister Brian Baumeister ... News Cameraman
Joe Baumgartner Joe Baumgartner ... Radio Voice
Lee Bell Lee Bell ... Angus
Carmen Betker Carmen Betker ... Lollie
Sonal Bhojwani Sonal Bhojwani ... Young Sanya
Rafael Bispo Rafael Bispo ... Villager 1
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The film follows a backpack on a journey around the world, intersecting the lives of dozens of fascinating characters along the way. Written and directed by 25 different directors on 5 continents in an unprecedented online collaboration, the film brings together a variety of cultures, languages and film styles into a singular narrative plot. As the story progresses, we learn details about the mysterious man to whom the bag belongs. Written by Marty Shea

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Awarded the 2012 German IPTV award for 'most innovative platform'. See more »

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wonderful movie about a backpack's quest around the world
29 May 2012 | by chandra164See all my reviews

A wonderfully creative, innovative, colorful and enjoyable movie. The directors certainly had their hearts in the right place: creativity and experimentation rather than monetary gain or adherence to strict reality.

By virtue of its unprecedented number of directors, The Owner is unique. The thrill, variety and color of the movie, as the plot moves from one country to another and often from one language to another, are unmistakable. The different segments and sub-plots are sometimes witty and at times poignant. The audience at one moment witnesses fashion models, police, and mystery, and soon enough video-games, child-birth, and death.

An inspiration for future filmmakers. A tribute to collaboration.

Shortcomings: Perhaps becomes a little too long towards the second half. The first half is definitely more compelling. Some amount of stereotyping: bullock-carts in the India segment, for instance.


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25 May 2012 (Canada) See more »

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CollabFeature's 'The Owner' See more »

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