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Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

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Directed by

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Written by

Heinrich Harrer (Novel)
Becky Johnston (Screenplay)

Runtime

136 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

At the end of the world his real journey began.

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Keywords

world war ii buddhism mountain wedding prisoner of war himalaya austria tibet mountaineer buddhist monk lhasa monsoon dalai lama

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