Tuvalu


1h 41m 1999

Brief Synopsis

"Tuvalu" is the name of an island which Anton dreams of escaping to -- a dream which seems unlikely to come true, given that he works as the maintenance man at the dilapidated and largely deserted pool owned by his father. Located in the middle of nowhere, the pool has been going out of business for

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bavaria Media Gmbh; German Federal Film Board; S├╝dwestrundfunk (Swr); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
Indican Pictures; Buena Vista International; First Run Features Home Video; Indican Pictures; Pretty Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Varna, Bulgaria; Sofia, Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

"Tuvalu" is the name of an island which Anton dreams of escaping to -- a dream which seems unlikely to come true, given that he works as the maintenance man at the dilapidated and largely deserted pool owned by his father. Located in the middle of nowhere, the pool has been going out of business for years, but Anton goes to elaborate measures to convince his blind father that the pool is still popular and frequented. When Anton's entrepreneur brother Gregor hatches a scheme to have the pool razed and sold off as real estate, Anton must enlist the help of the few regulars who support the pool. Banding together, the group atempts to save the pool from a health inspection that will put it out of business, while Anton tries to win the love of his longtime friend Eva.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bavaria Media Gmbh; German Federal Film Board; S├╝dwestrundfunk (Swr); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
Indican Pictures; Buena Vista International; First Run Features Home Video; Indican Pictures; Pretty Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Varna, Bulgaria; Sofia, Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Kodak Vision Cinematography Award at the 2000 Slamdance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States February 1, 2002

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video September 24, 2002

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent October 5-16, 1999.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 16-25, 1999.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 22-29, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for short filmmaker Veit Helmer.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 22-29, 2000.)

Expanded Release in United States February 1, 2002

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 16-25, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video September 24, 2002

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent October 5-16, 1999.)

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001