Synopsis of Noble
At the tender age of ten, Christina Noble’s mother passed away and she and her brothers and sisters were moved around to various institutions where they was exposed to all kinds of mistreatment and told that the others had passed away. When Noble was finally released from the orphanage, she ended up homeless where she even slept in a hole she had dug in a park.
When she was 18, Christina Noble escaped to England to live with her brother. It was there that she and her husband met and married – they had three children, Androula, Helenita and Nicolas. During this period in her life, in the early seventies, she had a dream about Vietnam.
She doesn’t’ know why she dreamed about Vietnam, perhaps because it has been so prominent in the news because of the Vietnam war, but she dreamt of poor children running down a road naked, escaping from napalm bombing. They were running on cracked ground and running toward Christina. One child in the dream begged her for help.
It wasn’t until 20 years later, in 1989 that Christina actually arrived in Vietnam specifically to help children in need.
Overcoming overwhelming odds, Christina has founded a foundation that is located in Ho Chi Mihn City – from there many programs have been developed that touch the lives of countless living in poverty both in Vietnam and throughout Mongolia.
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First of all I would like to give a shout out to Jake from FishFlix who introduced me to this movie to begin with. This is a new-to-me website that has all the great Christian films!!
Noble is not a movie I knew anything about so I was curious to see where it led. The movie is rated PG-13 for a reason, so be cautious if watching with children. There are many difficult scenes in Noble especially during Christina's childhood and young adult years. It shows interesting Irish history and also Vietnam history which is not something many people know about today. Also, for those that want Christian films, Christina is Catholic because of how she grew up and was raised. She does pray and seems to trust in God as she tells Him to show her what to do. For me, this was a fairly long slow movie. I love a good biography but to be honest, I think this story would capture my attention more so in book form. I feel like there were so many things behind the movie scenes that I missed, all of the little details, that I felt like I was missing something. The acting is superb, the overall story is incredible and makes me consider things I hadn't thought about or realized. It takes what seemed a hopeless life to one that changed thousands of lives.
I encourage you to watch the trailer and read up on this movie before viewing especially if watching with a family. There is a rape scene but the viewer doesn't see details as that part is more implied. There are also scenes with extreme poverty and drunkenness that leads to violence.
Thanks to FishFlix for offering me a free copy of this movie in exchange for an honest review.
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