Middle class Australian couple (Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton) travel to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) to adopt an infant from a city orphanage. On arrival they discover the adoption arrangements have still to be finalised. Filling in time and caught in the mystique of the city they begin a spiritual awakening. Forced to confront their differences and concealed deep secrets the couple ultimately rediscover themselves and belief in life’s possibilities. The movie plot is not unlike Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973), although much less intriguing. A reasonable weepy although I am not sure about the casting of Joel Edgerton.
Written and directed by Claire McCarthy and cinematography by Denson Baker. The film accurately captures the atmosphere of the city slums.
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