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The main character is called Piscine Molitor Patel (Suraj Sharma) because his father, rather than collecting postcards, “collected swimming pools”. The man had swum in all the pools of the world and considered that the Piscine Molitor was the most beautiful. We can see the swimming pool at the moment when Pi explains the origin of his name. Nicknamed the “Le Paquebot blanc” (the white ocean liner), this Art Deco pool was the first, at the time of its opening, to bring together a covered pool as well as an outdoor Olympic sized pool.