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Origin Story (2018)

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When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, 'Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad.' Twenty years later, she's finally ready ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kulap Vilaysack ... Herself
Scott Aukerman ... Himself
Casey Wilson ... Herself
June Diane Raphael ... Herself
Howard Kremer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Danielson Julie Danielson ... Herself
Ronald Danielson Ronald Danielson ... Himself
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Herself
Southep Louangsaphakdy Southep Louangsaphakdy ... Himself
Anita Lundberg Anita Lundberg ... Herself
Paul Lundberg Paul Lundberg ... Himself
Bouangeun Sanavongsay Bouangeun Sanavongsay ... Himself
Chintanna Sanavongsay Chintanna Sanavongsay ... Herself
Sarah Silverman ... Herself
Bana Soumetho Bana Soumetho ... Herself
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When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, 'Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad.' Twenty years later, she's finally ready to explore what that means. ORIGIN STORY is a feature-length, international quest - with stops in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Laos - to meet the biological father she never knew. On the road, unforeseen revelations strike as hilarious or heartbreaking, rarely in between. ORIGIN STORY is a deeply personal but universally relevant tale of immigration, conflict, and personal responsibility.

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Country:

USA

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English | Lao

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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A must see
11 May 2019 | by aaaaash86See all my reviews

I've been following Kulap's career for years and I've been waiting for this movie to come out for quite some time...it did not disappoint. It was such an emotional rollercoaster. Beautifully told and beautifully honest. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We love you, Ku!


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