Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pit) has a son before he is ready. Rather than cope with the situation he runs off to India to do a little mountain climbing because "When you're climbing your mind is clear and free from all confusions. You have focus. And suddenly the light becomes sharper, the sounds are richer and you're filled with the deep, powerful presence of life." War breaks out between Briton and Germany so now Henry becomes a prisoner there he gets divorced. He escapes and through trials and tribulations ends up in Tibet there his son writes to tells Henry not to bother.
The story is not of a physical journey. But as greater epics it is a journey of the soul. Henry must learn to deal with people including his friend Peter (David Thewlis.) With time to reflect and even a job with the Dalai Lama, he comes to understand himself, the world of people, and with any luck what it means to be a father.
Everything about this movie cries out for (Superbit Collection) and we have one. What is this also Blu-ray? With filming locations in British Columbia, Argentina, Austria, Chile, and Tibet, we have some spectacular panoramas.
There is lots of great music including some original by John Williams.
- Actors: Ngawang Chojor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Jamyang Wang Chuck, Duncan Fraser, David Thewlis
- Directors: Jean-Jacques Annaud
- Producers: John H. Williams, Iain Smith
- Language: English, Spanish, French
- Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Unbranded
- Run Time: 131.00 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000NA1W36
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