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Highway to Dhampus (2014)

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When Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, is visited by a rich socialite attempting to fix her image through charitable acts, a chain of events is set in motion that affects ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Rachel Hurd-Wood ... Elizabeth James
Gunner Wright ... Colt Morgan
Suesha Rana ... Laxmi
Raj Ballav Koirala Raj Ballav Koirala ... Ajit Thapa
Deshbhakta Khanal Deshbhakta Khanal ... Mahendra Sharma
Sayush Gurung Bajracharya ... Prabhujee
Sophie McShera ... Ginny Topham
Vinzenz Kiefer ... Nino Neumann
Masha Tokareva ... Sabina Kretchman
Sunil Shrestha ... Arjun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Craig Izzard Craig Izzard ... Guest
Belinda Kassinen Belinda Kassinen ... Guest
Shaun Lucas Shaun Lucas ... Guest
Mike Parish ... Guest
Santi Scinelli Santi Scinelli ... Guest


When Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, is visited by a rich socialite attempting to fix her image through charitable acts, a chain of events is set in motion that affects everyone involved. Ajit, the western-savvy bush pilot, Colt, the American photojournalist and chaperone, and even Elizabeth, the spoiled British heiress, all discover their own reasons to ultimately change for the better. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


We look at the sky, but we walk on the ground.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including an accident image


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Nepal | USA | UK


English | Nepali

Release Date:

18 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kathmandu, Nepal See more »

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A beautiful, heart-wrenching journey
20 July 2015 | by maggieafranzSee all my reviews

Highway to Dhampus is a movie that isn't just watched; it's experienced. It's a story about human connection that defies what we think we know, and explores what it takes to forgive others and, more importantly, ourselves. With the striking countryside of Nepal as the backdrop, the beautiful cinematography only deepens the connection you feel to the characters, story, and the culture that slowly unfold as the movies plays on. The pace is perfect, and the story is one that will stay with you like an impressionable experience of your own.

Highway to Dhampus is able to capture the perfect imperfections of life and relationships: The beauty that can come from tragedy, and that sometimes our biggest enemy is our own defensiveness. The scenery not only captures your attention, it takes a role in the narrative by reflecting the story. Just like the countryside of Nepal, even in its poverty, it seems that in the nooks and crannies of the unfairness of life, it's possible that beauty not only outweighs the unsightly, but its flaws may even contribute to the richness of its beauty.

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