Lion

Lion

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Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
NTSC
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (approximately 118 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 013132640440
6316753446
9786316753441
0013132640440

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Oscar nominee 2017: Best picture, Actor in a supporting role, Actress in a supporting role, Adapted screenplay, Cinematography, Original score


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tj_is_cool
Sep 19, 2017

Decent movie. The performance of the child actor was very good

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ChinosMom
Sep 17, 2017

A very melancholic and yet inspiring story. I cried buckets of tears on this one. Not to be missed. Something to ponder upon when someone wants to adopt children from other countries. Makes you realize the heartbreak that the losing parents may have experienced.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

O.M.G amazing movie !!! I laughed , I cried and I wanted to protect that little child !!!!!! Do yourself a favour and GET THIS MOVIE

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jennifer733
Sep 11, 2017

A excellent movie. Good plot and brings heartfelt emotions. The acting was superb. I highly recommended this amazing movie.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Sep 03, 2017

Imagine being young, lost, and 2000 miles away from home. It happened to Saroo, and thus starts an epic journey which takes many years to complete. This fine film has all the elements, a compelling story, excellent acting, beautiful scenery of India & Australia, and it's based on a true story. Not to be missed!

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richibi
Sep 02, 2017

a very poignant movie with great acting, especially from Nicole Kidman, and great cinematography, but all brought to you by Google Earth, ironically, without which none of it could've happened

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reader7176
Aug 13, 2017

This is movie is one of the best I have seen in a long time. Followed a lost child's journey from age 4 until he was 25 yrs old. Showed the emotional struggle to remember where his first home and the long journey he made to get to the present. The adult struggled with the memory of his Mother,brother and sister while trying to relive the journey he had taken. Despite being adopted by a new set of parents his greatest desire was to try and get to home he had known as a child.
Excellent movie!!

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dublingirl00
Aug 09, 2017

Should have won the 2017 BEST MOVIE Oscar! Stellar acting! Story was brilliant! Directors and producers were amazing! One of the best films I've ever seen!

AL_TIEGAN Aug 07, 2017

Absolutely beautiful story of a man trying to find his family as a way to really find himself. Saroo got lost as a child and ended up in an area where he did not speak the language. He narrowly escaped some dangerous situations and ended up in a children's home from which he was adopted by a couple in Australia. He goes to college for Hotel Management and ends up in a focus group with a number of other students from India, to which he introduces himself saying, "I'm adopted. I'm not really Indian." From there he becomes obsessed with finding his family and, by design, a bit more about himself.

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 02, 2017

Best film that I have seen this year. Get it, don't read nothin' about it. Let yourself just discover the story along with "Lion." Watch all the way to the last 30 seconds where you get to see the actual characters of the film. I only knew a tiny, tiny idea about the film before seeing it. If you aren't moved by this film, ask your doctor why.

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jimg2000
Jun 12, 2017

You have any idea what it's like knowing my real brother... and mother spend everyday of their lives looking for me? How everyday my real brother screams my name! Can you imagine the pain they must be in for not knowing where I am? 25 years, Luce. 25!
-Why didn't you tell me that's been happening for you?
And we swung about in our ... privileged lives. It makes me sick. I have to find home.
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I was looking out across this field. And I just wanted the earth to swallow me up. And I... I felt an electric current that was like a shock, A shock through my whole body. And then I saw... A brown skinned child across that field. And he was standing beside me. And it was right there and I could feel it so strongly.
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I don't want you to feel, I was ungrateful.
-There wasn't a day, I didn't want to tell you. Saroo. I really hope she's there. She needs to see how beautiful you are!

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jimg2000
Jun 12, 2017

Please could you not do anything while I'm away? eah Yeah... to make mum... more unhappy than you already do.
-Mate... Why do you think I stay away?
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Instructor: We see ourselves as United Nations of hospitality schools. And we'd like to think we teach a global and balanced perspective. You're here because you have a dream. We're here to help make that dream a reality.
Lucy: Yeah and I saw firsthand how the hospitality industry can really bring infrastructure to communities that need it. But I also saw a lot of problems that they cause, which is why community groups need to
be, involved every step of the way, and they need to be taken seriously.
Instructor: And?
Lucy: I guess I want to help facilitate that and help give them a voice.
Instructor: Saroo.
-I want to run hotels, so I put all the profits into my pocket.
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And you didn't speak Bengali?
-I didn't even know it was called that.
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My mum couldn't read or write.
-What does she do?
A labourer, she carried rocks.

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jimg2000
Jun 12, 2017

Excerpt from book:

Mrs. Sood’s eyes widened when I walked in and introduced myself. We shook hands and then embraced. She was now in her eighties, but she said she remembered me well from when I was a child, despite the number of children who had passed through her care since then. “I remember your mischievous grin. Your face has not changed,” she told me in her excellent English, smiling widely. ... Mrs. Medhora returned with my file and I was able to see the agency’s actual documents of my adoption. The pages were a little faded and fragile, almost as if they could fall apart at a touch. Attached to the file was a photograph of me in Australia, which my parents had sent after I arrived. I was grinning and holding a golf club, standing in front of an old-fashioned golf buggy. There was also a photocopy of my passport, with its photograph of the six-year-old me looking steadily into the camera. My official documents and passport all had my name as “Saru,” which is how it had been recorded since I arrived in the police station. It was Mum and Dad who had decided “Saroo” was a more Anglicized spelling, more like it sounded. The file revealed that I had come to the attention of the authorities in Calcutta after I was accepted into the custody of officers at Ultadanga Police Station on April 21, 1987. I was assessed and taken to Liluah, the juvenile home, where I was classified as a child in need of care. ...

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