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224 Ratings

Bombay Beach

Directed by Alma Har'el
United States, 2011
Documentary, Musical, Drama


A documentary-record-cum-drama with dreamlike musical elements describing the tragic lifestyle of its protagonists, the inhabitants of one of the poorest communities in southern California, with original music composed by Zach Condon, with songs by Bob Dylan.

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Bombay Beach Directed by Alma Har'el

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

Tribeca Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary Feature

Critics reviews

Artfully composed shots, uncannily choreographed dances, and a soundtrack that even Pitchfork couldn’t snub its nose at are combined to dizzying effect in this genre-defining work; Har’el’s background as a video artist and music video director inform her distinctive vision.
February 03, 2017
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