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Seven Years in Tibet (1956)

An Austrian mountain-climber ends up as a prisoner-of-war, escapes and befriends Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama.

Director:

Hans Nieter

Writers:

Mary Beales (additional dialogue), George Campey (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinrich Harrer Heinrich Harrer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Aufschnaiter Peter Aufschnaiter ... Himself (as Peter Aufshnaiter)
The Dalai Lama ... Himself
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Storyline

In 1939 Austria, Nazi SS Officer, Heinrich Harrer, in order to add to the German pride, leaves his country to climb Nanga Parbat in British India. After inclement weather and an injury compels them to pause, they are arrested and taken to Dehra Dun's POW camp after declaration of WWII. He attempts to break out in vain several times, but does succeed eventually, and he, along with Peter, ends up in the holy city of Lhasa - where foreigners are forbidden. Unable to hide for long, they are provided food and shelter, and he eventually is summoned by Dalai Lama himself. He then befriends the child, and tutors him about the world, while learning about the teachings of Lord Gautam Buddha (9th incarnation of Bhagwan Shri Vishnu), but nothing will prepare them for the devastation that will follow after the Chinese decide to attack this peace-loving nation. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Documentary

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1959 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Sept ans d'aventures au Tibet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven League Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Version of Seven Years in Tibet (1997) See more »

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