Owl And The Sparrow

Synopsis: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Stephane Gauger
Production: Wave Releasing
  7 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Who cut these this morning?

Sinh's station.

Sinh's station.

Sinh. Who cut these this morning?



You, Thuy?

You measured all wrong.

Twenty five centimeters.

You know this !

Measure again.

How much?

Twenty centimeters.

What are you going to do now?

I have a shipment

going out tomorrow.

Where's your head?

I'm sorry.

You're so useless.

I'm sorry. I'll pay for it.

Pay with what!?

Pay with what?

Back to work!

There's nothing to look at.

I'm so tired of you!

Stand here and listen to me.

You have to be more careful

with the work.

Our jobs depend on everyone

doing this right.

I'm trying to teach you something.

Yes, uncle.

Do you think...

that you can survive out

there by yourself?

I guarantee...

you wouldn't last one day.

Your mom and dad are gone.

Do you understand me?

Yes, uncle.

I'm all you have, now.

Don't ever forget that.

When are you coming back?

I don't know.

Hold on a second.

This is for you.

Le Le hotel. District one.

- Hey Mr. Elephant!!

- Mr. Elephant!!

- How old are you, elephant!?

- Do you go to school, Mr. Elephant?

- Do you go to school?

How's my old friend today?

I know... I miss her too.

I don't think she's coming back.

It's just you and me.

- Lan!

- Hello, you two.

- How's it going?

- Good.

- How's Hanoi?

- Same as always.

- How long are you staying?

- Till friday.


That short?

- Can't you stay longer?

- Yeah.

We'll go out.

I have to go back to work.

Room 701, right?

Very good.

Thanks again.

Ask her.

She wants to ask you something.

Just ask me.

You come here every week.

Almost two months now.

But you don't get messages

from a husband or a boyfriend.

That's right.

You're a pretty woman.

- Very pretty.

- With a good job.

You should have a lot of admirers.

But you're always alone.

Maybe you're too choosy.

No one will have me.

Our cousin is really nice..

He's a real gentleman.

He has a job with the city.

He knows magic.


- Yeah, he's really good at it.

- Really?

Thanks. I'm okay.

- I'll get my suitcase upstairs.

- Of course.

Magic? Are you nuts?

He knows magic.

He's lousy at it.

I think he's pretty ggood.

Hello, sir.

- What are you doing?

- Just making tea.

Have a seat.

You need to find a bigger place.

You can't live like this forever.

Thanks, but it's good enough for me.

You know...I knew your father.

He was a good man.

Always took care of the animals.

They were his fammily.

Please have some tea.

Times are changing.

The city is growing fast.

The zoo isn't making any money.

The operating costs are getting higher.

The zoo isn't supposed to make more money.

I work for the interest of the zoo.

It's my job to bring revenue.

But I came with good news today.

A zoo in india, wants to buy

the baby elephant.

They'll pay a good sum.

That elephant's been here his

whole life.

This is the only home he knows.

He will learn to adapt.

Animals learn to adapt.

The other zoo might take

better care of him.

It's business. You understand.

Good day.

Are you looking for work?

Do youu have any money?

That's all?

I spent it on the boat

to get here.

Buy some postcards

from the woman here.

Sell them back for

twice as much.

That gives you 80,000.

Keep 1 0,000 for food.

Bu more cards with the rest.

You need money to make money.

OK, you can go now.

OK, youu can go now.

I'm sorry.

Sorry about what?

I hear things.

I know about your fiance.

I'll see you on Thursday.

I'll see you on Thursday.

What do you want?

I just want to see Phuong.

She doesn't want to see you.

Who says I can't see her?

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Stephane Gauger

Stephane Gauger (August 30, 1969 – January 11, 2018) was a Vietnamese-American film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. more…

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