Details: Seven Years in Tibet is a movie based upon a book of the same name written by Heinrich Harrer in the year 1952. Revolving around the life of Heinrich Harrer a mountaineer from Austria-Hungary, he narrates his experience of living in Tibet for seven years. The movie is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, and Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk in the Pivotal Roles. The movie's plot is set around the period of the Second World War and the Chinese invasion of Tibet. The movie is a depiction of life and a deeper understanding of the same, by an Austrian mountaineer on his encounter with the younger 14th Dalai Lama in the holy city of Lhasa. The Outline: The story starts with Harrer leaving his wife to climb the Nanga Parbat and later being imprisoned at the prisoner war camp, he is sent divorce by his wife, and while he longs to meet his son whom she had given birth to. Harrer escapes with his mates from the camp and reaches the Tibetan city of Lhasa; Harrer in this time writes numerous entries to his Rolf, on receiving a rejection note from his son-he decides to leave Lhasa. Harrer is invited to meet the 14th Dalai Lama in the Potala Palace and becomes his tutor in science, culture, geography, etc. They become friends and which changes his outlook towards life. While he grows affectionate towards Kundun (Dalai Lama) and asks him to flee due to the political turmoil and Chinese invasion, he refuses to leave his people. Dalai Lama is officially enthroned and Harrer leaves Lhasa city in 1951. He meets his son who doesn't accept him initially but later sue to the music box gifted by Kundun they come close and years after Harrer is seen teaching his son mountaineering. Review: The movie has various beautiful moments for which it is worth watching. It focuses on various human emotions and the ultimate purpose for life. The different facets of the story show changes in Heinrich Harrer's character, also it has a very elegant portrayal of Tibetan culture, Indian culture, and the life of people imprisoned in camps, Hunger, simple living, one's urge to know more are subtly placed in the narrative. Many of the phrases of the movie remain as a life teaching quotes within our memory after a watch. The movie has also been nominated for several awards and won accolades for its performances.
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