The Pool

The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a “room boy” working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a lux­uriant garden and shim­mering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a dif­ferent life, Venkatesh is inquis­itive about the home’s inhabitants—indeed about the world around him—and his curi­osity changes the shape of his future.

2007 / USA / Colour / in Hindi with English subtitles / 1.78 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 2.0 / 94 minutes

Director: Chris Smith

"Remarkably cogent and affecting, this is inspired storytelling distinctive for its ability to transmit a complete viewpoint in just a phrase or brief conversation. Working in Hindi with young actors and in a country obviously not his own, Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will take a place on a global stage." - Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival


  • Deleted scenes
  • The Making of The Pool
  • Theatrical trailer

Product Number: KNS 50111

UPC Number: 8-81751-50111-0