Life of Pi

李安「少年Pi的奇幻漂流 Life of Pi」: 恐怖海難、人獸大戰、極速飛魚、夜光鯨魚、孤島萌物、食人魔島這些充滿想像力的奇幻元素,視覺技術在深刻的人文內涵面前表露無疑 讓觀眾在觀賞3D電影時目不轉睛。難怪連「3D之父」詹姆斯卡麥隆(James Cameron)都誇獎:「它不可能更好了,你一定要踏上這段令人驚奇的旅程,親自看看此片。」

"Life of Pi" follows a young boy who finds himself trapped on a boat with a tiger after a shipwreck.

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true?

Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God.