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Samsara (2001)

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Tashi / Husband
... Pema / Wife
Neelesha Barthel ... Sujata / Migrant farm worker (as Neelesha BaVora)
Lhakpa Tsering ... Dawa / Local merchant
Tenzin Tashi ... Karma / Tashi and Pema's son
Jamayang Jinpa ... Sonam / Monk
Sherab Sangey ... Apo / Monastery mentor
Kelsang Tashi ... Jamayang / Pema's former fiance
Tsepak Tsangpo ... Chen Tulku / Head Lama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norbu Dolma ... Dolma
Sonam Gyatso ... Tenzim
Jampa Kalsang Tamang ... Wedding Singer
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Storyline

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending... Written by Monsoon Films

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What is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one...


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Rated R for strong sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »

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30 April 2002 (France)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€68,026 (Italy), 9 June 2002, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,560,500, 2 October 2007
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Trivia

Kelly Dorji was offered the lead role but declined. See more »

Goofs

Tashi blows up a stick of wood he is using to light butterlamps. Tibetan people don't blow on flames, since this is regarded as damaging to your health. See more »

Quotes

Apo: [his last letter to Tashi] I realize now that my task is not over, and so I will be returning to Samsara. I know that we shall meet again. Perhaps when we do you will be able to tell me what is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one.
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Credits scroll from the top to bottom of the screen. See more »

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Bumblebee
Written by Dadon
Lyrics by H.H. 6th Dalai Lama
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A delight for the senses
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I loved everything about this movie, the story, the acting, the scenery and the love scenes. The raw passion that Tashi's character exudes throughout the movie and the tenderness that is Pema's character moved me.

The ending was one of the best I've seen in any movie. The poignant and piercing questions that Pema asks reminded me of a monologue from a Indian art-house film from the eighties called "Nikaah". The monologue (at the start of the movie) so eloquently spells out the plight of women throughout history.

The scene where the Sujatha lures Tashi, stands out in my mind as being very very sexy.


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