7.7/10
638
12 user 42 critic

Unmistaken Child (2008)

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenwriter),

Star:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Buddha's Lost Children is a feature-length documentary film about a Thai Buddhist monk who - armed only with his faith and skills and master boxer skills - wages an inspirational battle to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Verkerk
Stars: Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto, Khun Ead, Pan Sean
The Buddha (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from India who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin
Stars: Richard Gere, Blair Brown, The Dalai Lama
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tenzin Zopa
Edit

Storyline

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the Tsum Valley where he finds a young boy of the right age who uncannily responds to Konchog's possessions. Is this the reincarnation of the master? After the boy passes several tests, Tenzin takes him to meet the Dalai Lama. Will the parents agree to let the boy go to the monastery, and, if so, how will the child respond? Central to the film is the relationship the child develops with Tenzin. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lama | monk | reincarnation | test | valley | See All (81) »

Taglines:

A Tibetan monk's search for the reincarnation of his beloved teacher

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

2008 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A valódi gyermek - a tibeti Láma Koncsog újraszületése  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,293 (USA) (5 June 2009)

Gross:

$302,703 (USA) (23 October 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreams and whispers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Crime Against Humanity
8 June 2011 | by (Bay Area, USA) – See all my reviews

Before watching this this well-made documentary I had been interested in Buddhism, but now have lost all respect for the Tibetan form.

The film follows a Buddhist priest from village to village and he inquires about likely candidates, examines and tests, looking for "special" traits, until finally he selects one who is clearly advanced in comparison with the others, bright-eyed and intelligent--a precocious toddler whose parents are clearly distressed, as is the child, when he is finally removed from his loving parents to be raised by monks.

Any belief system that promotes the taking of children from perfectly good families is utter barbarism. Such cruelty cannot be defended nor condoned on any level except domination and mind control. How better to subjugate a people than to take the best and brightest of their children and brainwash the public into believing this is for some divine purpose. Such a practice is repugnant to the extreme.

The child's selections of beads and trinkets is proof of nothing but a precocious ability to read queues from the facial expressions and body language of those surrounding him. It was theater staged to subjugate the gullible.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page