The Waiting City

The Waiting City

Director: Claire McCarthy Cast: Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton, Samrat Chakrabarti



A couple eager to adopt a child find their relationship might not last long enough for them to get their new daughter in this drama from writer and director Claire McCarthy. Fiona (Radha Mitchell) and Ben (Joel Edgerton) are a couple from Australia -- she's a successful, self-starting lawyer while he's a relaxed, easy-going musician. Fiona and Ben want to adopt a child, and have traveled to India for what they imagine will be a quick and simple process. However, once they arrive in Calcutta they learn that little happens quickly in India, and for all the promises that has been made, completing the final stages of the adoption process is more complicated than they ever imagined. While Fiona stays in touch with her clients at home via the internet and deals with the legal red tape that's slowing down the adoption, Ben finds himself wandering the streets of Calcutta and adjusting to the rhythms of the city. The stress of the waiting period seems to reinforce the differences between Fiona and Ben, and tension begins to grow into anger and resentment; adding to Ben's dissatisfaction is his budding friendship with Scarlett (Isabel Lucas), an attractive fellow visitor who seems more compatible with his attitudes than his wife. The Waiting City was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2011
UPC: 0741952687498
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Ent. One Music
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton and director Claire McCarthy ; Behind-the-scenes featurette ; Cast and crew interviews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Radha Mitchell Fiona
Joel Edgerton Ben
Samrat Chakrabarti Actor
Isabel Lucas Actor
Babu Shome Actor

Technical Credits
Claire McCarthy Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Denson Baker Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Nikki Barrett Casting
Peter Baxter Production Designer
Greg Cobain Associate Producer
Jamie Hilton Producer
Mark Horowitz Executive Producer
Veronika Jenet Editor
Tess Joseph Associate Producer
Radha Mitchell Executive Producer
Lawrence Myers Executive Producer
Paul Pattison Makeup
Andrew Plain Sound/Sound Designer
Justine Seymour Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Yezerski Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Waiting City
1. Chapter 1 [8:14]
2. Chapter 2 [10:26]
3. Chapter 3 [10:24]
4. Chapter 4 [7:44]
5. Chapter 5 [9:15]
6. Chapter 6 [7:22]
7. Chapter 7 [7:51]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [13:14]
10. Chapter 10 [11:09]
11. Chapter 11 [7:30]
12. Chapter 12 [4:16]

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