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The Last Dalai Lama? (2016)

A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.


Mickey Lemle


Mickey Lemle
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Credited cast:
George W. Bush ... Himself
Rinchen Khando Choegyal Rinchen Khando Choegyal ... Himself
Tenzin Choegyal Tenzin Choegyal ... Himself
Thupten Chokdhen Thupten Chokdhen ... Himself
The Dalai Lama ... Himself
Richard Davidson ... Himself
Eve Ekman Eve Ekman ... Herself
Philip Glass ... Himself
Daniel Goleman ... Himself
Joan Halifax Joan Halifax ... Herself
Pico Iyer Pico Iyer ... Himself
Thupten Jinpa Thupten Jinpa ... Himself
James A. Kowalski James A. Kowalski ... Himself
James Parks Morton James Parks Morton ... Himself
Thupten Jigme Norbu Thupten Jigme Norbu ... Himself


A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.

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Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Dalai Lama See more »

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Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,786, 9 July 2017

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Lemle Pictures Inc. See more »
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Color (HD)
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A Fitting Tribute To His Holiness
7 September 2017 | by tpmediaSee all my reviews

"The Last Dalai Lama?" is a montage, a quilt weaved together with persistence, vision, and love. Mickey Lemle and his crew have assembled a cogent, logical, and moving tribute to a person of greatness.

The interviews work on many levels and the flow of the film is ultimately designed to get you to understand the importance of the message of The Dalai Lama -- that our true humanity is lodged in love and compassion. The Last Dalai Lama? asks the question -- Is this the last Dalia Lama? It also provides the rich background to this question and the struggles he and his people have faced with the intervention and imperialism of the Chinese.

This is a film that all should see. It is powerful and disarming. Especially disarming if the inclusion of former President George W., Bush and his role in celebrating this great man.

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