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Noble (2014)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

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Stephen Bradley

Writer:

Stephen Bradley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deirdre O'Kane ... Christina Noble
Sarah Greene ... Middle Christina
Brendan Coyle ... Gerry Shaw
Liam Cunningham ... Thomas
Ruth Negga ... Joan
Nhu Quynh Nguyen Linh Nhu Quynh Nguyen Linh ... Madame Linh
Mark Huberman ... David Somers
Kinh Quoc Kinh Quoc ... Trung
Le Ngoc Tu'o'ng Le Ngoc Tu'o'ng ... Phan Receptionist
Lu'o Ng My Lu'o Ng My ... My An
Dat Khou Nguyen Tien Dat Khou Nguyen Tien ... Lam
Gloria Cramer Curtis ... Young Christina
Lauren Malone Lauren Malone ... Kathy
Harry Whelehan Harry Whelehan ... Andrew
Charlie Whelehan Charlie Whelehan ... Johnny
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Storyline

Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won courage, she is about to change everything. For hundreds of thousands of people. Forever. NOBLE is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right. Written by S. Bradley

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The incredible true story of a dream that rescued a million lives. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, including some violent and sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Towards the beginning of the film, the slum scenes were filmed at the old tenement blocks on Barrow Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UK. The shipyard scenes were partly filmed down at the old Cavendish Dock and "The Boat" as it was known as locally was moored at the supermarket car park also in Barrow-in-Furness until fairly recently. The boat used to be used as a nite spot until it was damaged in a fire. See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés (uncredited) and English lyrics by Joe Davis (uncredited)
Performed by Doris Day
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Inspirational true story of one woman's life
24 April 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This is based on the real life of Christina Noble. She is an Irishwoman who hails from Dublin. The film chronicles her life in flashback form. But we start in Vietnam in 1989; the terrible wars are over but never forgotten I fear. The scars are everywhere including in the many street children, some of whom have been orphaned and others have trauma that has left them fending for themselves in a country that is trying to rebuild itself with scant resources.

Enter Christina and she immediately knows that she has to help, not so easy in a country that has had enough interference from foreigners. We also see what happened to her when she was growing up in Ireland and the abuse and suffering she had to endure. Some of her experiences would be enough to make the strongest give up, buy she seems made of very rare stuff indeed.

To say this is inspirational is an understatement and I stumbled on this as it stars Deidre O'Kane who played the mother in the great 'Moone Boy' series. She is simply superb in this as indeed are the entire cast. Special mention to Liam Cunningham who plays her alcoholic father and puts in a brutal but convincing performance. I had few expectations of this but once it got started I was blown away. This is one you will want to recommend to your friends.


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Country:

UK | Vietnam

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,319, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$347,321

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,213,927
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Destiny Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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