Life Of Pi
(FOX movies Premium, astro ch 413 / Hd ch 433, 10pm) If I say it this way – What happens when you put a young man, a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a bengal tiger in a boat on the sea? – it sounds like a bad joke. but if I say this is the actual premise of an ang Lee movie, you’d think twice about laughing. this is about an Indian storyteller, Pi Patel, who lived in French-occupied India when he was a young man. His father owned a zoo, but no, his father was not matt damon. When the business falls apart, he and his family board a ship to canada. but a storm hits and the ship sinks, except for Pi and the four animals in a lifeboat. He eventually learns a very profound lesson from this, one which leads to ang Lee winning at the Oscars.
(astro ch 728, 6.30pm)