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The Pool

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Venketesh is a young hotel worker who dreams of a better life. When he becomes involved with the hotel's wealthy neighbors, his life changes forever. Chris Smith (AMERICA MOVIE) directs this nuanced drama set in Goa, India, and filmed entirely in Hindi.
  • Credits
    Nana Patekar, Venkatesh Chavan, Jhangir Badshah, Ayesha Mohan
  • Critic Reviews
    "For his keenly observant narrative feature debut, documentary filmmaker Chris Smith and writer Randy Russell have deftly transposed Russell's short story 'The Pool' from Iowa to the Indian state of Goa, in the small city of Panjim."
    Los Angeles Times

    "This calm, neorealist film, directed and photographed by the documentarian Chris Smith, blurs the line between fiction and reality."
    New York Times

    "This resonant, beautifully naturalistic drama is a return to the familiar subject of haves and have-nots for director Chris Smith....The result is both authentically specific and profoundly global." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Smith's confident touch in directing his actors, his own strikingly warm and vibrant cinematography, and the well-judged gaps he allows in his story all make for a pleasing package..."
    Sight and Sound

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