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Dreaming Lhasa (2005)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 27 July 2008 (Romania)
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Karma, a young Tibetan woman from New York City comes to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, in search of her roots. She is making a documentary film about former... See full summary »

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Tenzing Sonam
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Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso ... Karma
Tenzin Jigme Tenzin Jigme ... Jigme
Jampa Kalsang Jampa Kalsang ... Dhondup
Jampa Kalsang Tamang Jampa Kalsang Tamang ... Dhondup
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Karma, a young Tibetan woman from New York City comes to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, in search of her roots. She is making a documentary film about former political prisoners who have escaped Tibet. One of her interviewees is Dhondup, who has recently fled to India. He reveals to her that his dying mother had made him promise to deliver an old charm box to an exile Tibetan named Loga, and appeals to her for help in locating the man. Their enquiries reveal that Loga, a former CIA-trained resistance fighter, has been missing for the past fifteen years and is presumed to be dead. But is he really dead? As they set out to unravel the mysterious circumstances of his disappearance, Karma finds herself unwittingly attracted to Dhondup even as she is sucked into the vortex of his search, which takes them through the world of the exile Tibetan community in India and becomes a journey of self-discovery. Written by Tenzing Sonam

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A Tibetan-American filmmaker returns to the exiled Tibetan community in India and finds herself drawn into a quest that becomes a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery. See more »


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slice of Tibet
4 July 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a movie like a song. about mixture of present and past. about exile and images from motherland. about roots and duties. about love, search of sense, people and their chain of shadows, about truth and its price. a story about Tibet but in special manner. not exactly a manifesto or new pledge against Chinese occupation. only definition of pain out freedom. the message is universal. and the delicate science to present a trip, gestures, words, meetings of two people - a woman from USA, a man from Tibet, each in space of Dharamsala, each piece of a way, each master of many questions , profound desires, and fundamental revelation. the virtue of film - courage of good measure. gentle form of tale. and art to be far from any exaggeration. a film like a song. Tibetan song. with so many nuances!


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UK | India

Language:

English | Tibetan

Release Date:

27 July 2008 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas tin Apagorevmeni Poli See more »

Filming Locations:

Clement Town, India See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,060, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$21,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,542
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White Crane Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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