About

The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Melissa Mathison (Screenplay)

Runtime

134 minutes

Country

United States of America, Morocco

Language

English

Tagline

The destiny of a people lies in the heart of a boy.

Cast

Keywords

buddhism mountain china tibet buddha buddhist monk lhasa dalai lama lgbt interest

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Dante Ferretti

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Roger Deakins

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Philip Glass

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Dante Ferretti Francesca Lo Schiavo