While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ...
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While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen. Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, Orgyen sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world.Written by
Official submission of Bhutan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 72th Academy Awards in 2000. See more »
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A charming film--simple and sweet
This film is not really about Tibetan Buddhists, but about young men being taught what love and life are about. Even the "bad guy" has a surprise for you. The innocence and passion of these monks (most of the extras ARE monks) is wonderful to see in this jaded age of violence and gratuitous sex.
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