Life of Pi

Directed By Ang Lee

PGDramaFantasy / 20th Century Fox / Nov 21, 2012

Adapted from Yan Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi is set in Pondicherry, India and centers on Piscine Molitor Patel (Suraj Sharma) - known as Pi - a well-to-do zookeeper's son who leads a rich life acquiring a broad knowledge of not only the great religious texts but of all literature, and has a great curiosity about how the world works. However, political changes in India cause the Patel family to choose to move to Canada where Pi ultimately finds himself adrift in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orang-utan, a hyena, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The rest of the story chronicles Pi's 227-day voyage across the Pacific, and the powerful story of faith and survival at the heart of Life of Pi.

The cast includes Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Adolfo Celi, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Rafe Spall.

Life of Pi won 4 Oscars at the
2013 and Nominees Academy Awards

  • JZ

    Just saw this at the NYFF.

    Prediction: the first 3d film to win the best picture Oscar. It's stunning. Possibly a classic.