Tuvalu

2002

Tuvalu

Critics Consensus

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

73%

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Total Count: 26

90%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,348
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Movie Info

Tuvalu is the name of an island which Anton dreams of escaping to -- a dream which seems unlikely to come true, given that he works as the maintenance man at the dilapidated and largely deserted pool owned by his father. Located in the middle of nowhere, the pool has been going out of business for years, but Anton goes to elaborate measures to convince his blind father that the pool is still popular and frequented. When Anton's entrepreneur brother Gregor hatches a scheme to have the pool razed and sold off as real estate, Anton must enlist the help of the few regulars who support the pool. Banding together, the group attempts to save the pool from a health inspection that will put it out of business, while Anton tries to win the love of his longtime friend Eva.

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Critic Reviews for Tuvalu

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6) | 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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