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Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011)

In early-90s Kathmandu, an inspired Catalan teacher arrives in town to work at the local school; however, she will soon encounter the region's extreme poverty and its weak educational system.


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Cast overview:
... Laia
Sumyata Bhattarai ... Sharmila
Norbu Tsering Gurung ... Tsering
Kalsang Tamang ... Riga (as Kalsang Tamang 'Jampa')
Bikram Pariyar ... Pemba
Muna Thami ... Kushila
Sangita Tamang ... Bimala
Aleix Rengel ... Dani
Lluïsa Castell ... Madre de Laia
Assun Planas ... Monja
Montse Alcoverro ... Partera (as Montserrat Alcoverro)
Ferran Lahoz ... Padre de Laia
Andrea Bravo ... Laia 9 años
Georgina Contreras ... Inma 15 años
Passión Baltra ... Inma 5 años


In early-90s Kathmandu, Laia, an inspired young Catalan, volunteers to work as a teacher at a school, driven solely by her love for children and her dream to teach the needy and poor kids of the slums. Along with the competent Nepalese teacher, Sharmila, the two determined teachers will struggle to keep a balance between an unstoppable desire for radical change and the ways of the local impoverished castes; however, an imminent deportation will threaten to put an end to their efforts. Against time and a corrupt system, a white marriage of convenience with Tsering, a polite young man from the mountains of Mustang will provide a solution--and much to Laia's surprise--a timid love will bloom. But, sooner or later, Laia will inevitably have to face the unbearable burden of choosing between her commitment to the little pariahs of society, and her newly-found soul mate. Now, more than ever, Laia has to fight for both. Written by Nick Riganas

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Based On The True Story Of Vicky Sherpa.


Drama | Romance






Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Canción de Katmandú  »


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€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Maribel Verdú was considered for the lead. See more »


Sharmila: My wedding present!
Laia: Kamasutra? Don't be silly!
Sharmila: Why? Laia, you should know what type of woman you are and what type of man he is...
Laia: Shut up!
Sharmila: How is your vagina?
Laia: What?
Sharmila: I mean, how is your vagina?
Laia: Still in the same place, thank you!
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