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While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen. Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, Orgyen sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world. Written by
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A quasi-documentary look at the daily lives of a bunch of Buddhist monks living in exile, in India. A thin plot line has some of the younger monks, soccer fans all, contriving to watch the 1998 World Cup by collecting enough money to rent a TV and satellite dish for the evening of the contest. A more interesting plot element has two young men spirited out of China and taken in by the monastery to become monks in training. We get to watch the daily lives of these monks, all or most of whom are evidently the real thing and not actors. The movie is absolutely fascinating as it shows Buddhist monks are no different than you and I in their wants and desires. The movie has a light, almost whimsical touch, but is not without its serious moments. By the end, we and the monks have learned an important lesson or two, without being hammered over the head with it. The storyline is punctuated by some breathtaking photography of the land in which these exiles are living.
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