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Ocean Heaven

Chinese (Mandarin)

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2008 •  1:37 •  Drama •  Director: Xue Xiaolu

One person out of every thousand is born with autism. It follows that China has over one million autism patients. David is one of them: he looks absent-minded, repeats other people's words, swims with amazing ease, keeps everything at home in exact order... and maybe he is not totally aware of his mother's death some years ago. Working in an aquarium, Sam Wong takes tender care of this twenty-two-year-old son of his. With the generous help of the neighbors, the two live happily together. Yet, the father understands very well that in the end he will have to depart from the world, leaving his son alone – and that day will come sooner than everyone is ready to believe. This film is an ode to a father who is determined to find shelter for his son before it is too late. In the process, the boy achieves a measure of independence necessary for both to let go.

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Mango feels most parents would allow teens ages 13 and up to watch this film, however parental discretion should still be exercised.

This film contains:

Mild and/or minor use of mature language, Mild scenes of violence, and Mild use of alcohol and/or tobacco


Jet Li

Wang Xingchang

Wen Zhang


Kwai Lun-Mei

Ling Ling

Zhu Yuanyuan


Dong Yong

Aquarium Director

Yan Minqiu

Principal Liu

Yuanyuan Gao

Dafu's Mother

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