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Bombay Beach

2012 | 1h 20m | Documentary

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A documentary exploring one of the ghosts of the American Dream

The rusting relic of a failed 1950s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren Californian landscape often seen as a symbol of the failure of the American Dream. A sea in the middle of the Colorado desert. First-time director Alma Har'el visits this poetically fruitful terrain in her distinctive documentary Bombay Beach, and finds there a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn high school football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet. Together they make up a triptych of American manhood in its decisive m...

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Alma Har'el


Benny Parrish Dorran Forgy Cedric Thompson

UK release date

03 Feb 2012
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