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Release Date:
15 December 1999 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
In a world of breathtaking beauty unfolds a classic tale of wisdom and adventure.
Plot:
An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Stunning cinematography See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Thilen Lhondup ... Tinle
Gurgon Kyap ... Karma
Lhakpa Tsamchoe ... Pema
Karma Wangel ... Passang
Karma Tensing ... Norbou / Urgien
Labrang Tundup ... Labrang
Jampa Kalsang Tamang ... Jampa

Tsering Dorjee ... Rabkie
Rapke Gurung ... Tundup
Pemba Bika ... Tensing
Karma Chhewang ... Meme / Paljor
Tenzen Charka ... Chopga
Yangzom ... Dawa
Gyalsen Gurung ... Chewan
Phuti Bika ... Deld
Sangmo Gurung ... Angmo
Karma Angbu Gurung ... Karma's father
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Directed by
Eric Valli 
Michel Debats (collaborating director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nathalie Azoulai  writer
Olivier Dazat  writer
Louis Gardel  writer
Jean-Claude Guillebaud  writer
Eric Valli  screenplay

Produced by
Christophe Barratier .... producer
Mick Csaky .... associate producer
Mick Csaky .... co-producer
Jean de Trégomain .... executive producer
Jean de Trégomain .... line producer
Danièle Delorme .... associate producer
Danièle Delorme .... co-producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz .... associate producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz .... co-producer
Jean Labadie .... associate producer
Jean Labadie .... co-producer
Jacques Perrin .... producer
Yves Robert .... associate producer
Yves Robert .... co-producer
Neer Bikram Shah .... associate producer
Neer Bikram Shah .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Guichard 
Jean-Paul Meurisse 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte 
 
Casting by
Gabrielle Beroff 
Sophie Blanchouin 
Sylvie Brocheré 
 
Production Design by
Jérôme Krowicki 
 
Art Direction by
Tenzin Norbu Lama 
 
Costume Design by
Michel Debats 
Karma Tundup Gurung 
 
Makeup Department
Michèle Carmitrand .... hair designer
Michèle Carmitrand .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Olli Barbé .... unit manager
Jean de Trégomain .... production manager
Hugues Deniset .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Baptiste Leclère .... unit production manager
Renan Marzin .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Debats .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michel Debats .... property master
Marc Fivel .... assistant decorator
Alain Fretzel .... painter
Fabienne Haertling .... painter
Maxime Rebière .... storyboard artist
Thomas Rollin .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Fabien Adelin .... assistant sound mixer
Stéphane Albinet .... sound
Michel Crivellaro .... assistant sound editor
Denis Guilhem .... sound
Vincent Lefebvre .... sound assistant
Bernard Leroux .... sound mixer
Alain Lévy .... assistant foley artist
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Denis Martin .... sound
Francis Perrard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perreard)
Gina Pignier .... supervising sound editor
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: D.T.S.
Jean-Guy Veran .... sound mixer: making-of
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Marc Mouligne .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvain Bardoux .... key grip
Olivier Barré .... gaffer
Richard Brodet .... electrician: Paris
Sylvie Carcedo .... first assistant camera
Nasr Djepa .... first assistant camera
Luc Drion .... camera operator
Claude Garnier .... camera operator
Florent Geslin .... grip: Paris
Patrick Ghiringhelli .... first assistant camera
Debra Kellner .... still photographer
Pascal Launay .... electrician: Paris
Vincent Muller .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Colette Beltran .... assistant editor
Irène Cohen-Aguerre .... first assistant editor
Sou Klein .... assistant editor
Delphine Lermite .... editor trainee
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Gerard Savary .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jean-Philippe Audin .... musician: cello
Christophe Barratier .... musician: guitar
Jean-Paul Batailley .... musician: drums
Raoul Duflot-Vérez .... musician: piano (as Raoul Duflot)
Laurent Julia .... musician: drums
Paul Lavergne .... music consultant
Didier Lizé .... music engineer
Michel Peyratout .... musician: bass
Slim Pezin .... musician: guitar
 
Other crew
Nicole Devaux .... production assistant
Claire Dornoy .... production assistant
Paulette Materne .... production administrator
Claude Morice .... production administrator
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Diane Summers .... production coordinator: Himalaya
Jean-Luc Tesson .... production assistant
Sophie Zuber .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef" - France (original title)
"Caravan" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Trivia:
The director, in the commentary on the DVD, says that he was inspired by the book "Caravan Towards Buddha" by Andre Migot. This book was titled "CARAVANE VERS BOUDDHA" when it was published in 1954, but can now only be found under its alternate (English) title, "Tibetan Marches" (translated by Peter Fleming). See also "Au Tibet sur les traces du Bouddha (Collection Itinéraires)" by André Migot.See more »
Quotes:
Karma:Did I save him or did the mountains spare him?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinemania (2002)See more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Stunning cinematography, 31 March 2003
Author: ian_harris from London, England

This film is simply beautiful to watch. The cinematography is absolutely stunning, the music and directorial mood is captivating. The film is light on plot and the little bit of intrigue sort of fades away, but that really doesn't matter.

I have been to the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan) and it is really hard to capture the exquisite beauty of the place and the grace of the Buddhist people who dwell there. This film captures that beauty and grace.

If you have any interest in that part of the world and its people, this film will hold your attention and inspire your imagination. How? I don't know, perhaps some of that Himalayan magic rubbed off on the film crew.

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