Lion

Release December 9, 2016 (Limited)
Cast Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee
Director Garth Davis
Writer Luke Davies
Genres Drama
Studio See-Saw Films/Entertainment One
Length 129 mins.
Website lionmovie.com

Synopsis

A five-year-old Indian boy, Saroo, lives with his single mother and siblings in poverty. He and his brothers often beg for food and money at the train station. When his older brother, Guddu, tells Saroo that he's going to take the train to another city, Saroo asks if he can come. Guddu agrees and when they reach their destination, he tells Saroo to wait for him on the platform.

When Guddu doesn't come back, Saroo hops on another train in search of his brother and winds up many miles away from his home. The little boy is unable to tell the police exactly where he's from and is eventually declared an abandoned child. He winds up at the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption, where's he's soon adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Wenham)

Saroo grows up as a typical Australian boy, learning English and eventually forgetting his native tongue, Hindi. Meanwhile, his mother endlessly searches for her son.

Based on the autobiographical book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.



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