Tuvalu 2002

Tuvalu

Critics Consensus

Though a challenging watch, Tuvalu is visually striking and intriguingly quirky.

73%

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Total Count: 26

89%

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User Ratings: 2,349
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A poetic fairy-tale told only with images and international dialogue. The characters revolve around an old public swimming pool in a building which looks more like a cathedral in the middle of a wasteland. Three people live there: the blind father who hankers after times past, the mother who charges buttons for admission, and a son (Denis Lavant) who has never ventured outside. A young woman (Chulpan Hamatova) brings a breath of life from the outside but the cathedral-swimming pool is condemned.

Cast & Crew

E.J. Callahan
Inspector
Goran Bregovic
Original Music
Jürgen Knieper
Original Music
Emil Hristow
Cinematographer
Araksi Mouhibian
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Alexander Manasse
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Critic Reviews for Tuvalu

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (7)

Audience Reviews for Tuvalu

  • Mar 14, 2012
    Can a picturesque but dilapidated Turkish bathhouse pass a government inspection, and can love between a poolboy and a female patron flourish after the girl's father is killed when a piece of the crumbling ceiling falls on him? This nearly silent, tinted experimental feature with slapstick tributes is beautiful to look at but difficult to follow; the set peices are excellent, in small doses, but my attention drifted overall.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2008
    At first you really don't know what going on. But the uniqueness of the film is where it stands out.
    Marion R Super Reviewer

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