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A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Ku ...
Tashi
Christy Chung ...
Pema
Neelesha BaVora ...
Sujata
Lhakpa Tsering ...
Dawa
Tenzin Tashi ...
Karma
Jamayang Jinpa ...
Sonam
Sherab Sangey ...
Apo
Kelsang Tashi ...
Jamayang
Tsepak Tsangpo ...
Chen Tulku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jampa Kalsang Tamang ...
Wedding Singer
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Storyline

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending... Written by Monsoon Films

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What is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one...


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Rated R for strong sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Tashi blows up a stick of wood he is using to light butterlamps. Tibetan people don't blow on flames, since this is regarded as damaging to your health. See more »

Quotes

Apo: [his last letter to Tashi] I realize now that my task is not over, and so I will be returning to Samsara. I know that we shall meet again. Perhaps when we do you will be able to tell me what is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one.
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Credits scroll from the top to bottom of the screen. See more »

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Featured in Remember Me, My Love (2003) See more »

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Bumblebee
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Lyrics by H.H. 6th Dalai Lama
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First Best thing that happened to me in the year 2006
1 January 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Normally I would be with hundreds celebrating the arrival of the new year. Last night I decided to be alone with SAMSARA. When the film ended at 1h40am, I was in year 2006 -transformed. A masterpiece about choices that we all have to make sooner or later. I've spent hours surfing net on SAMSARA, reading reactions of people from Brazil to Bombay to Bucharest to Bangladesh. How wonderful so many people are united by SAMSARA. The film opens up your heart and soul. I am normally too much an intellectual when it comes to liking a film. But this one just took me like a storm -mesmerizing cinematography, soothing sound track (one of the best sound design ever!), soul-stirring landscapes and above all masterly written and directed by Pan Nalin -whoever he maybe. It is one of the most powerful first feature I have ever seen. I now eagerly await Nalin's next feature VALLEY OF FLOWERS. Meanwhile for anyone who has not yet seen this movie I say to them just go for it with open mind, leave your issues behind and just dive into SAMSARA...


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