Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. –IMDb
Born in 1954 in Taipei, he graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then went to the United States, where he studied theater directing at the University of Illinois and film production at New York University. After winning awards in 1985 for his student work (while at N.Y.U., he also worked on Spike Lee’s acclaimed student film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads), Lee spent the next six years working on screenplays, eventually making his directorial debut in 1992 with Pushing Hands. A comedy about the generational and cultural gaps in a Taiwanese family in New York, it won awards in Lee’s native country. His next film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), further explored cultural and generational differences through a gay New Yorker who stages a marriage of convenience to please his visiting Taiwanese parents. The film met with widespread acclaim, winning a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and a Best Director prize at the Seattle Film Festival, as well as… read more
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Life of Pi is culture out of context. It is fairytale. Everyone that is good is full of wisdom or love. Everyone else is a tiger (in both a figurative and literal sense, duh). Beautiful in… read review
Title: Life of Pi
Country: USA, Taiwan
Language: English, Tamil
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director: Ang Lee
2001 veröffentlichte der Autor Yann Martel seinen Roman Schiffbruch mit Tiger. Ein paar Jahre später klopfte Hollywood an seine Tür mit der Idee, den Roman auf die große Leinwand zu bringen… read review