IMDb > Bombay Beach (2011)
Bombay Beach
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Bombay Beach (2011) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Bombay Beach -- Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish. Film director Alma Har'el tells the story of three protagonists.
Bombay Beach -- A documentary-record-cum-drama with dreamlike musical elements describing a small community on the fringes of the lost American dream, and the dreamers who populate its surreal and poetic landscape.

Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish.

The narratives are interspersed with choreographed dance sequences in which the protagonists dance – to music specially composed for the film by Zach Condon of the band Beirut and songs by Bob Dylan. 

For more info check out the official website: www.bombaybeachfilm.com

Overview

User Rating:
7.1/10   1,027 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Bombay Beach on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 October 2011 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
I was in jail for one hundred years...
Plot:
Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Naked Emotion In Motion See more (8 total) »

Directed by
Alma Har'el 
 
Produced by
Alma Har'el .... producer
Rafael Marmor .... associate producer
Boaz Yakin .... executive producer
Boaz Yakin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zach Condon 
 
Cinematography by
Alma Har'el 
 
Film Editing by
Alma Har'el 
Joe Lindquist 
 
Sound Department
Dror Mohar .... sound designer
Dror Mohar .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthias Koenigswieser .... additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Alex Hulsey .... post production supervisor
Michael Lafuente .... digital intermediate technical director
Beau Leon .... colorist
Clark Andrew Vogeler .... additional editor
Terry Yates .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jordan Calig .... post production audio engineer
 
Other crew
Paula Present .... choreographer
 
Thanks
Travis Baker .... special thanks
Bob Dylan .... special thanks
Werner Herzog .... special thanks
Chris Innis .... special thanks
Bob Murawski .... special thanks
Brian Perkins .... special thanks
Andrew Spieler .... special thanks
Richard Tanne .... special thanks
Christina E. Wasell .... special thanks
 

Distributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
80 min
Country:
Language:
Color:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cedric Thompson received a scholarship to the University of Minnesota. He became a starter at safety in 2012.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
In The MausoleumSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Naked Emotion In Motion, 28 January 2012
Author: ebdawinner from United States

The complexity of the characters performed in a minimalist way was very refreshing. How naked and honest the emotions of this film evoke in me is a priceless feeling that I cherish every so often I get the chance now days. The duality of emotional contrasts is very present in each character vividly. I feel in love with the little boy with a BIG LIFE and how he just wants normalcy, also his tired, worn down mother who is uneducated, unfit (at times), and strong in the same respect. I think that Alma projected each story line in a concise and efficient way that can be felt by a skeleton. The old man is a great well deserved lull or break from the emotional content and serves as a sort of narrator of the spirit of the film and the meaning that I personally got, being resilient through life and also loving life as it happens. Sometimes the camera work was shaky (i personally get motion sickness easily) but overall It was an exceptional work of art, also a very human, organic piece of art. It left me hoping the best for every character, and that is a great ability; to make people feel human, emotions, and love. PS. i gave it a 10 because it is better than the 6.7 rating it has at the current time PSS. shotout to Carson Daily for putting a spotlight on a great work of art, even though universal picked up the film and universal produces his show, I appreciate this movie.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Bombay Beach (2011)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Thompson drafted by the Dolphins SkiUMahGopher
Article about Cedric (Ceejay) Thompson SkiUMahGopher
Beasts Of the Southern Wild laidbackluke
My interview with director Alma Har'el philconcannon
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Nim's Island Little Miss Sunshine Open Water My Own Private Idaho Howl
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.