PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
22 December 2016 | CineMuseFilms
9 | An immensely satisfying cinematic experience: visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind. Best Aussie film of the year.
If film-art is the pursuit of visual pleasure, powerful storytelling and high emotional impact, then Lion (2016) is the...
I'm sorry you couldn't have your own kids.
Sue Brierley: What are you saying?
Saroo Brierley: We... we... weren't blank pages, were we? Like your own would have been. You weren't just adopting us but our past as well. I feel like we're killing you.
Sue Brierley: I could have had kids.
Saroo Brierley: What?
Sue Brierley: ...
When Saroo is trapped on the train to Calcutta, he is briefly seen near an 'emergency' window with red grilles. Emergency windows were only installed on Indian trains post 2002.
After the final credits, there's an earlier shot with the boys on the train tunnel and the credits "In loving memory of Guddu".
English, Hindi, Bengali
$123,360 (USA) (25 November 2016)
$51,694,854 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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