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The Waiting City (2009)

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A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Simmons
Sister Tessila
Doctor Khan
Dana Roy ...
Sister Agnes
Tamal Ray Chowdhury ...
Tanushree Shankar ...
Didi Chatterjee
Palomi Ghosh ...
Urmi (as Paulomi Ghosh)
Kalyan Chatterjee ...
Kamalendu Banerjee ...
Airport Official (as Kamalendu Danerjee)
Jeremy Sims ...
Shankar Haldar ...
Soumitra Saha ...
Blind Man


An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »


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15 July 2010 (Australia)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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[first lines]
Rashda: [on the phone] Fiona? Fiona...
Fiona Simmons: Rashda?
Rashda: Can you hear me?
Fiona Simmons: Yeah.
Rashda: Do you have a minute?
Fiona Simmons: I have the documents with me.
Rashda: I hope you know what you're doing.
Fiona Simmons: Absolutely. I'm fine taking them with me.
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Personal not popcorn
20 July 2010 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that prove movies can be more than mere entertainment - this was a deeply moving personal experience for me.

I'm an adoptee myself, and being immersed in this world from the side of the prospective parents, well I guess I never really stopped to consider that very much. Now I do.

Set the popcorn aside and watch this film, and then think about family and relationships and the impact the arrival and anticipation of a child can have, especially if that child arrives by 'other means'.

Congrats Claire, and thanks for making me THINK of the thing that most people take for granted - family.

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