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The Waiting City (2009)

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

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Sister Tessila
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Doctor Khan
Dana Roy ...
Sister Agnes
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Uncle
Tanushree Shankar ...
Didi Chatterjee
Palomi Ghosh ...
Urmi (as Paulomi Ghosh)
Kalyan Chatterjee ...
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Airport Official (as Kamalendu Danerjee)
Jeremy Sims ...
Carlisle
Shankar Haldar ...
Feroz
Soumitra Saha ...
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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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[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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Brilliant, beautiful Film
22 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

The Waiting City is a fantastic film.

The story, the imagery, the music, the subtlety and depth of culture that is presented is great to see and really enjoyable. Given the films topic, it was good to see it kept a light-hearted feel and did not get too bogged down in heavy drama that most Aussie films seem too.

It has left me with a good feeling, and I would recommend to people who want to see something a bit different from the norm. I know this is a bit of a rave review, but I really enjoyed it, and the rest of the audience seemed too as well.

A lovely film.

5 stars


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