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Travelers and Magicians (2003)
"Travellers and Magicians" (original title)

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The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tshewang Dendup ...
Dondup
Sonam Lhamo ...
Sonam
Lhakpa Dorji ...
Tashi
Deki Yangzom ...
Deki
Sonam Kinga ...
The Monk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorji Budha ...
Villager of Chendebaji
Sanga Budha ...
Villager of Chendebaji
Sumcho Budha ...
Kinzang Wangchuk
Nim Buthri ...
Villager of Chendebaji
Aum Chenzom ...
Girl in Field
Sonam Choepel ...
Magic Student
Neten Chokling ...
Bus Driver
Lam Dawup ...
Magic Student
Chhmi Dem ...
Villager of Chendebaji
Kinzang Dem ...
Villlager of Chendebaji
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The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to hitchhike through the beautiful wild countryside of Bhutan to reach his goal. He shares the road with a monk, an apple seller, a papermaker and his beautiful young daughter, Sonam. Throughout the journey, the perceptive yet mischievous monk relates the story of Tashi. It is a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder, that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup, and his blossoming attraction to the innocent Sonam. The cataclysmic conclusion of the monk's tale leaves Dondup with a dilemma--is the grass truly greener on the other side? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The bitter and the sweet of temporary things

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,815 (USA) (11 February 2005)

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$505,295 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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First film to be shot in Bhutan, the Himalayan nation/kingdom that was prototype for Lost Horizon (1937). See more »

Quotes

Drunk Man: So, where are you and your friends going?
The Monk: [pointing to the appleman] Well, he and I, to Thimphu.
[pointing to Dondup]
The Monk: That one, to a dreamland.
Drunk Man: A dreamland? I want to go too.
The Monk: Looks like you're already there.
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not preachy, just excellent
15 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I did not find this film preachy or disappointing. You're seeing a Bhutanese film. What exactly did you expect?? I thought it was hilarious, the characters were fantastic, the story is a classic in any culture. It is particularly poignant, however, in a culture that has so far been largely untouched by the 'advances' of the outside world. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but the shots, the cinematography was also outstanding. The humour was subtle and clever. Having a real story, and a good secondary story, does not make it preachy in my opinion. It's a coming of age story, it's a love story. 'Foreign' does not necessarily mean it's a great film, but in this case, I think it works.


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