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Number: 80

poster Seven Years in Tibet

IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (112909 votes)

Country: USA, 136 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, Mandarin, Hindi

Genre(s): Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Director(s): Jean-Jacques Annaud

Storyline:
After the death of 11 climbers, Austrian Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) decides to add glory to his country and to the Austrian pride by climbing Nanga Parbat in British India, and leaves his expectant wife behind. An egoist and a loner, he does not get along with others on his team - but must bend to their wishes after bad weather threatens them. Then WWII breaks out, they are arrested and lodged in Dehra Dun's P.O.W. Camp. He attempts to break out several times in vain, but finally does succeed along with Peter Aufschnaiter (David Thewlis), and they end up in the holy city of Lhasa - a place banned to foreigners. They are provided food and shelter, and Peter ends up marrying a tailor, Pema Lhaki, while Heinrich befriends the Dalai Lama. They meet regularly; while he satiates the child's curiosity about the world, including Jack the Ripper and 'yellow hair'; he is exposed to the teachings of Lord Buddha, He even constructs a movie theater, while getting news of the end of the war, his ...

Cast:

photo Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Heinrich Harrer
photo David Thewlis David Thewlis Peter Aufschnaiter
photo BD Wong BD Wong Ngawang Jigme
photo Mako Mako Kungo Tsarong
photo Danny Denzongpa Danny Denzongpa Regent

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1