Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Starring: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, B.D. Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong, Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Synopsis: In 1939, Austrian Heinrich Harrer sets out to climb Mt. Nanga Parbat. Through a strange sequence of events, he becomes confidant to the Dalai Lama. Based on a true story.
Even though his accent was contrived, Pitt was an excellent choice for the arrogant mountaineer who becomes humbled. However, it is the superb acting talents of Thewlis and Wangchuk coupled with breathtaking vistas that make this movie a should-see. It's a fascinating time in history and an interesting tale of an outsider's view inside Lhasa.Added 06 October 2004 at 6:00 PM