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Lion

Adapted from the non-fiction book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley. Five-year-old Saroo accidentally boards a wrong train that takes him thousands of miles away from his home and his family. With no way of going back, Saroo faces many challenges and is finally adopted by an Australian family. 25 years later, he learns a new technology called Google Earth and is determined to find his long lost family with it.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: PG
Release Date: 24 Nov 2016
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2 Hours
Distributor: Golden Village Pictures
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Garth Davis
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “The Water Diviner”

The Good, the Bad and the Adopted Boy:

• Gripping and compelling story that will definitely move you to tears with its whirlwind of emotions and drama.

• The whole film is phenomenal featuring a fantastic script, a luxuriant cinematography and stunning visuals, with great a soundtrack that complements the story.

• Hats off to Dev Patel who carries the flow of the film giving an emotionally transparent performance worthy enough to top his role in "Slumdog Millionaire".

Trivia:

• 4,000 boys auditioned to play the role of young Saroo Brierly.


Cinema Online, 29 November 2016
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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