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Life of Pi


Overview - Yann Martel's ponderous adventure novel gets the big-screen treatment with this Fox 2000 adaptation helmed by director Ang Lee. The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker.  Read more...

 

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Overview

Yann Martel's ponderous adventure novel gets the big-screen treatment with this Fox 2000 adaptation helmed by director Ang Lee. The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker. Suraj Sharma heads up the cast as the young boy, with Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, and Bollywood actress Tabu also starring.

Cast List

Charlie Croughwell
Mychael Danna - Score Composer
Michael Danna - Score Composer
Ang Lee - Oscar winning Asian director, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Lee Ang - Oscar winning Asian director, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
David Magee - Screenwriter, FINDING NEVERLAND (2004)
Claudio Miranda - Director of Photography, FAILURE TO LAUNCH (2006)
Steve Callahan - Actor in EAST SIDE STORY (2007)
Yann Martel
Cameron Croughwell
Bombay Jayashri
Gérard Depardieu - French Actor/Director
Tabu - Indian Actress, BORDER
Tabbu - Indian Actress, BORDER
Tabbasum Hashmi - Indian Actress, BORDER
Irrfan Khan - Actor, WARRIOR (2005)
Irrfan - Actor, WARRIOR (2005)
Rafe Spall - British Actor
Adil Hussain
Suraj Sharma
Ayush Tandon

 
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  • UPC: 024543751946
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Coming Of Age
Disaster
Religion
Stranded/Castaway
Cats

 
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Reviews:
"Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's mega-selling novel LIFE OF PI is technically adept....The 3D is eye-popping and the film lively with incident..." - 09/29/2012 Box Office


4 stars out of 4 -- "Ang Lee's LIFE OF PI is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery." - 11/29/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


"Lee's exquisite adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 best seller is a visual feast that leaves an indelible impression. Vibrantly rendered 3-D adds to the film's otherworldly quality." - 11/20/2012 USA Today


"[B]eautifully filmed by Claudio Miranda, inflected with a hint of exoticism by Mychael Danna’s score and graced with the presence of a handful of excellent Indian actors..." - 11/21/2012 New York Times


"[A]s elegant as it is epic with the director creating a grand adventure so cinematically bold, and a spiritual voyage so quietly profound, that if not for the risk to the castaways, you might wish their passage from India would never end." - 11/20/2012 Los Angeles Times


"Director Ang Lee executes all this with dizzying, overwhelming verve: The shipwreck in particular is a dazzling sequence, particularly traumatic in 3-D..." -- Grade: A- - 11/21/2012 A.V. Club


"Like a lyrical, extravagantly hued children’s pop-up book, LIFE OF PI both draws the audience in and encourages it to settle back, the better to enjoy its virtually nonstop display of daring, wonder and cinematic virtuosity." - 11/21/2012 Washington Post


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Lee uses 3D with the delicacy and lyricism of a poet. You don't just watch this movie, you live it." - 12/06/2012 Rolling Stone


"Everything looks beautiful in LIFE OF PI....Pure gorgeousness, shimmering with all the wow that superlative 3-D technology has to offer." - 11/30/2012 Entertainment Weekly


"[A] thrillingly conceived and executed take on Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winner." - 12/18/2012 Total Film


"PI gains a front-row seat on the miracles of creation, bearing witness to an out-to-sea world full of astonishing and ethereal visions..." - 01/01/2013 Sight and Sound

 
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