The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation of Tibet. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.Written by
When the young boy is first being tested, he is presented with several pairs of objects to choose between. When it comes to choosing between two bowls, he picks up the bowl on the right and examines it. When he places the bowl back on the table, he has the bowl on the left in his hand. See more »
Thus by the virtue that has collected through all that I have done may the pain of every living creature be completely cleared away.
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"Kundun" I think is one of Martin Scorsese's less appreciated films. Probably because it is such a departure from most of his other pictures. Like "The Age of Innocence", it is a quieter more reflective film that encourages and challenges the audience to dig deeper into the film than just the visuals.
"Kundun" is a very spiritual film without being religious. This may not make sense to most people, but after viewing the film, even if like me, you are not a very religious person, you cannot help but be moved by the selflessness and love that these characters experience.
Cinematic ally, it is also one of Scorsese's most beautiful films as well.
8 out of 10
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