Twenty years after learning about her biological father, Kulap Vilaysack finally asks the questions that will lead her to him.

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Kulap Vilaysack

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Kulap Vilaysack
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Credited cast:
Kulap Vilaysack ... Self
Scott Aukerman ... Self
Casey Wilson ... Self
June Diane Raphael ... Self
Howard Kremer ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Danielson Julie Danielson ... Self
Ronald Danielson Ronald Danielson ... Self
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Self
Southep Louangsaphakdy Southep Louangsaphakdy ... Self
Anita Lundberg Anita Lundberg ... Self
Paul Lundberg Paul Lundberg ... Self
Bouangeun Sanavongsay Bouangeun Sanavongsay ... Self
Chintanna Sanavongsay Chintanna Sanavongsay ... Self
Sarah Silverman ... Self
Bana Soumetho Bana Soumetho ... Self
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When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, 'Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad.' Twenty years later, she's finally ready to explore what that means. ORIGIN STORY is a feature-length, international quest - with stops in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Laos - to meet the biological father she never knew. On the road, unforeseen revelations strike as hilarious or heartbreaking, rarely in between. ORIGIN STORY is a deeply personal but universally relevant tale of immigration, conflict, and personal responsibility.

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A must see
11 May 2019 | by aaaaash86See all my reviews

I've been following Kulap's career for years and I've been waiting for this movie to come out for quite some time...it did not disappoint. It was such an emotional rollercoaster. Beautifully told and beautifully honest. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We love you, Ku!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Lao

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Origin Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Siamese Rose See more »
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