Kundun

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This Martin Scorsese film drama detailing the Dalai Lama's life story was in development for seven years, with the Dalai Lama having input into the 14 screenplay drafts by Melissa Mathison (The Black Stallion, E.T.). With four actors portraying the Dalai Lama at different ages, Scorsese's chronicle begins in 1933 with the death of the 13th Dalai Lama. Born in a remote area, the new Dalai Lama (seen at ages two and five in early sequences) is observed by monks who determine that he is the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion. In 1944 the Dalai Lama uses newsreels and Western magazines to study WWII events, and as the war ends, he is forced to deal with Chinese Communist aggression. Protests from the Dalai Lama in 1949 are ignored as Mao (Robert Lin) maintains a military stranglehold on Tibet, eventually forcing the Dalai Lama to flee to Dharmsala, India. With a $28 million budget, Scorsese re-created Tibet's tragedy by filming in south-central Morocco with a cast of nonprofessional Tibetan actors. Second unit work took place at locations in Idaho and British Columbia. Avant-garde composer Philip Glass contributed a score with hypnotic, ritualistic overtones. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi.

Gyatso Lukhang

Gyurme Tethong

Robert Lin

Sonam Phunstok

Tencho Gyalpo

Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong

Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Tsewang Migyur Khangsar

Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin

DVD Special Features: Production featurette, Chapter search

Run Time: 135

Rating: PG

Screen Format: Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Subtitles: English

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Specifications+

Format
DVD
Number of discs
1
Quebec rating
NR
Closed captioning
No
BoxedSet
No
Language
English
Silent
No
Cast
Gyatso Lukhang, Gyurme Tethong, Robert Lin, Sonam Phunstok, Tencho Gyalpo, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang, Tsewang Migyur Khangsar, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
English rating
PG
Brand
Disney
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
589093
UPC
71795100057
SKU
10056656

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