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The Owner (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 May 2012 (USA)
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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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Drama

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At the beginning of the film, after a man empties out the contents of the backpack and doesn't find anything valuable and leaves it, a homeless looking young girl approaches it and begins to pick up the contents. There are several letters and one of the letters she picks up has on the envelope written "mac guffin", this is a reference to a plot device popularly used in films known as a MacGuffin in which an object serves as the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation- just like the backpack in this film. See more »

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Outstanding achievement!
30 June 2014 | by theindiemindSee all my reviews

Watching a movie that entertains you with such a complex production is just refreshing and brings hope to my spirit. The story is well presented throughout many countries, characters and sub-stories. The production design as a whole is just an award winning job!! Highly recommended! The acting is great and really liked watching the culture of each particular country coming afloat in each segment with the plots each story has. Connecting all the segments with just a bag is a brilliant idea! And these filmmakers took full advantage of this to collaborate in a movie that reflects the real spirit of indie filmmaking. Storytellers by nature. A great movie that needs to be watched!


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USA | Germany

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English | German

Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CollabFeature's 'The Owner' See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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