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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
This is the first film produced in Bhutan to be released internationally. See more »
Can we cover the earth in leather so it's soft wherever we go?
So what can we do?
Wear leather sandals?
Yes, wearing leather sandals is equal to covering the earth with leather.
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Similar to "Kundun" this film captures the charm and dignity of the oppressed Tibetan monks. It also captures the romance and addiction of football. You watch this film, and remember the ease and comfort with which you and I watched France '98. Many others are not so lucky. They do not deserve our pity, nor does this film seek it. Instead it champions life, and our inner-spirit and resolve. A charming little film.
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