The Pool

The Pool
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Chris Smith
  • Written by: Chris Smith, Randy Russell
  • Cast: Krishna Appa, Jhangir Badshah, Ganga Chavan
  • UK release: 16 November 2012

Venkatesh (Chavan) is a hustling eighteen-year-old in Goa who becomes fascinated with why a man and his daughter in his neighbourhood never use their swimming pool. Likable, fun drama from documentary director Smith (American Movie, Yes Men), delivered with grace, sincerity and charm.

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The Pool

13 Nov 20124 stars

A funny, sensitive drama delivered with grace, sincerity and charm by director Chris Smith

This likable little film has been on the shelf awaiting distribution for so long that it predates the bigger, flashier, somewhat similarly-themed Slumdog Millionaire: it first won prizes on the festival circuit way back in 2007. This is a bit of a…

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