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Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Wagner

Writers:

Julia Elliot, Thupten Tsering Mukhimsar (as Thupten Tsering) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dadon Dadon ... Dolkar
Jampa Kelsang Jampa Kelsang ... Dorjee
Richard Chang ... Duan-Ping
Yu Lu ... Du Han-Shen
Taije Silverman Taije Silverman ... Amy
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Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in 1996 on a Sony DVW-700WS and a consumer Sony DCR-VX1000 and edited on avid with digital finishing and color correction at RolandHouse in Washington, DC.

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

Mandarin | Tibetan | English

Release Date:

9 September 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Széllovas See more »

Filming Locations:

Himalayas, Nepal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,718, 14 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$278,161, 21 November 1999
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Color
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Been there, loved it.
30 July 2009 | by ecblisaSee all my reviews

I decided to write a review for this movie because the only one I found here was simply dead wrong. This movie makes an effort to tell some of the realities of life for Tibetans today (actually, ten years ago, but nothing much has changed), and to do so with a degree of realism seldom found. To do so, the producer decided to film scenes in Tibet surreptitiously. Was there any point to that? Indeed -- this is a movie that speaks to Tibetans worldwide, and having actual footage of their country in it means a lot. I have been in Tibet, and I can tell the difference between real footage of Lhasa and faked scenes.

This is not a movie that you watch on a lazy evening for entertainment. It is sad, sometimes brutal, and it left me with a terrible sense of hopelessness about the long-term fate of the Tibetans left in Tibet (although it also made me feel hopeful about Tibetan expatriates). But it is a movie that tells a truth that needs telling, especially today, when we have all forgotten what Communist China is really like.


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