MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,689 this week

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 558 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 16 user | 24 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director:

(as Tom Peosay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 03 Mar 2011
 
a list of 89 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 119 titles
created 14 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Amongst White Clouds (Video 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A journey exploring the practices of Chinese hermits living in the Zhongnan Mountains.

Director: Edward A. Burger
Free Tibet (1998)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Sarah Pirozek
Stars: Beck, Björk, Matt Boner
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Barrie McLean
Stars: Leonard Cohen, Pema Ozokten, Tsering Sonam
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Tibet's Changtang region, nomads harvest salt to buy barley. A clan prepares four of its men for an annual trek to Lake Tsento, where they rake salt from shoals into piles, then into ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Koch
Stars: Margen, Pargen, Zopon
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a... See full summary »

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Chen Chang
Kundun (1997)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Tibetan Voiceovers
...
Tibetan Voiceovers
...
Tibetan Voiceovers
...
Tibetan Voiceovers
...
Tibetan Voiceovers
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal, this film brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world"... from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images. TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion. Written by Sue Peosay

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Behind the secrets... Beyond your imagination... An unforgettable epic of courage and compassion.


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A hóoroszlán üvöltése  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,688 (USA) (12 December 2003)

Gross:

$577,841 (USA) (11 June 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Birthplace of Buddha is Kapilavastu, Orissa, India. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great movie
30 September 2006 | by (China) – See all my reviews

I have lived in China for four years now. I see first hand how the Chinese government blocks information about Tibet. Not just Tibet but any other news they don't want people to see, they will block it. Many people in China would not agree with this movie because they have been taught differently. Text books here are completely wrong. I also see how minority groups (Tibetan, Naxi, Mongol and so on) are treated as second class citizens. The only time they are not treated this way is when the Chinese (Han) can make money off them through tourism. People belonging to minority groups are restricted in travel (not able to hold a passport and only allowed to go to certain areas) so that their horror stories can be contained. In the far west of China, there have been bus bombings and demonstrations for independence but news of this is hard to get out because cameras and videos are confiscated. It is not even reported on local news.

This is a great movie and long live the Dalai Lama.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Want to do something about Tibet? cryofthesnowlion
folks, how can you know the history simply based on a movie? keasay
Anti-China is not the same as Pro-Dalai-Lama JWJanneck
Waaaay too American WRFan
In black and white? esboat1
An excellent introductory film for Tibet's plight calafia
Discuss Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?