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Noble (2014)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

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Stephen Bradley

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Stephen Bradley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deirdre O'Kane ... Christina Noble
Sarah Greene ... Middle Christina
Brendan Coyle ... Gerry Shaw
Liam Cunningham ... Thomas
Ruth Negga ... Joan
Nhu Quynh Nguyen Linh Nhu Quynh Nguyen Linh ... Madame Linh
Mark Huberman ... David Somers
Kinh Quoc Kinh Quoc ... Trung
Le Ngoc Tu'o'ng Le Ngoc Tu'o'ng ... Phan Receptionist
Lu'o Ng My Lu'o Ng My ... My An
Dat Khou Nguyen Tien Dat Khou Nguyen Tien ... Lam
Gloria Cramer Curtis ... Young Christina
Lauren Malone Lauren Malone ... Kathy
Harry Whelehan Harry Whelehan ... Andrew
Charlie Whelehan Charlie Whelehan ... Johnny
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Storyline

Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won courage, she is about to change everything. For hundreds of thousands of people. Forever. NOBLE is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right. Written by S. Bradley

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The incredible true story of a dream that rescued a million lives. See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, including some violent and sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Blog | Official site

Country:

UK | Vietnam

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christina Noble See more »

Filming Locations:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,319, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$347,321

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,213,927
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Destiny Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the beginning of the film, the slum scenes were filmed at the old tenement blocks on Barrow Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UK. The shipyard scenes were partly filmed down at the old Cavendish Dock and "The Boat" as it was known as locally was moored at the supermarket car park also in Barrow-in-Furness until fairly recently. The boat used to be used as a nite spot until it was damaged in a fire. See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés (uncredited) and English lyrics by Joe Davis (uncredited)
Performed by Doris Day
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The Power of One
13 April 2014 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Here's what happens when you don't read carefully. I picked this from the Dallas International Film Festival schedule because I assumed it was a documentary. I was a bit shocked to discover that it's a biopic from director Stephen Bradley, starring his wife Deirdre O'Kane as Christina Noble. Fortunately, Ms. O'Kane and Ms. Noble are friends and the passion and respect shown in the performance allows the film to deliver the message and pay tribute to such an amazing woman.

If you are unaware of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation, it's worth researching her inspirational story. The film picks up her childhood in Ireland (with fabulous Gloria Cramer Curtis as young Christina). We see the gradual destruction of her family due to her mother's death and her father's (Liam Cunningham) alcoholism. The six children are split up and Christina is raised by nuns in similar fashion to what you might have seen in Philomena or Magdalene Sisters.

This (and some visionary nightmares) turns out to be her motivation to head to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City in 1989 as a middle-aged single woman to try and make a difference for the ignored and abused street kids. Her tenacity and bulldogedness not only help raise funds, but also turn the tide for the local police and citizenry.

Christina Noble's network of homes have helped thousands of children in Vietnam and Mongolia. She is still working tirelessly today and everyday to make a difference. If you are looking for inspiration or proof that one person can make a difference ... look to Christina Noble.


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