Owl and the Sparrow

Overview

A girl who refuses to surrender her optimism despite difficult circumstances brings two unlikely strangers together in this comedy drama from Vietnam. Thuy Pham Thi Han is an orphan who, after the death of her parents, has been sent to live with her uncle Tran Le Minh Nguyen Hau. Tran runs a company that processes bamboo, and he puts Thuy to work in his factory, where's she puts in long hours and is treated poorly by her uncle and his associates. Convinced life has better things to offer, Thuy runs away to ...
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Overview

A girl who refuses to surrender her optimism despite difficult circumstances brings two unlikely strangers together in this comedy drama from Vietnam. Thuy Pham Thi Han is an orphan who, after the death of her parents, has been sent to live with her uncle Tran Le Minh Nguyen Hau. Tran runs a company that processes bamboo, and he puts Thuy to work in his factory, where's she puts in long hours and is treated poorly by her uncle and his associates. Convinced life has better things to offer, Thuy runs away to Saigon, and she soon makes friends with a handful of plucky fellow orphans who survive on the street and look out for one another. Thuy supports herself by selling flowers, and during her rounds she meets Hai Le The Lu, a friendly zookeeper who is looking after a baby elephant that is soon to be sold. Thuy and her friends meet every day at a diner where a boy Hoang Long serves the kids soup; another regular at the restaurant is Lan Cat Ly, a stewardess who takes a liking to Thuy and lets the girl stay with her when she's in town on layover. Thuy senses that Lan is lonely, much like Hai, and she decides that with a little intervention on her part, Hai and Lan might make a good couple and she could become their adopted daughter. However, Thuy soon learns that matchmaking is a more challenging task than she realized.
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Special Features

Director's audio commentary; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Deleted scenes; Trailer; Still galleries
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • UPC: 014381646320
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,258

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cat Ly Lan
Le The Lu Hai
Pham Thi Han Thuy
Nguyen Hau Tran Le Minh
Hoang Long
Nguyen Kim Phuong
Technical Credits
Stephane Gauger Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Timothy Linh Bui Executive Producer
Nam Nhat Doan Producer
Richardo Javier Editor
Pete Nguyen Score Composer
Van Hoa Nguyen Art Director
Ham Tran Editor, Executive Producer
Nguyen Van Quan Producer
Gabriel Verger Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Owl and the Sparrow
1. A New Life Begins [4:43]
2. Monday [20:09]
3. Tuesday [14:08]
4. Wednesday [25:16]
5. Thursday [14:23]
6. Friday [17:09]
7. End Credits [1:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Owl and the Sparrow
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   Scenes
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary With Director Stephane Gauger
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      Behind the Scenes Featurette
      Deleted Scenes
         Phuong Visits Hai
         The Captain Visits Hai
      Trailer
      Production Stills Gallery
      Cast and Crew Gallery
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