Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan) (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Unlike the overproduced and overbudgeted Hollywood blockbusters, Himalaya is a stunningly photographed movie that offers an intimate look into the lives of a Dolpo tribe.


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Set in the mountains of Tibet near Nepal, this film begins with mountaineer Karma (Gurgon Kyap) returning from a long journey with bad news: the son of Tinle (Thilen Lhondup), the village leader, died in the midst of the trek, leaving behind a wife, Pema (Lhapka Tsamchoe), and a son, Pasang (Karma Wangiel). Tinle cannot forgive Karma for the death of his son, and he banishes him from an upcoming voyage, in which a yak caravan will bring a load of salt across the mountains to be exchanged for … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Nathalie Azoulai, Olivier Dazat, Jean-Claude Guillebaud, Louis Gardel, Jacques Perrin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 12, 2001
Runtime:
Kino International

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Valli's cameras capture one breathtaking image after another.

September 12, 2001
Miami Herald
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Himalaya is a film about choices, pride and forgiveness, filled with memorable characters and stunning scenery. And if you like yaks, this is the film for you.

Full Review… | September 12, 2001
Toronto Star
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High above the tree line, Tinle, Karma and Norbu act out a universal human drama with only two special effects -- a blinking star and a yak.

Full Review… | September 12, 2001
Dallas Morning News
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Valli's touch as an artist is too light, and his dramatic sense too timid, to make the film much more than a collection of pretty pictures.

September 12, 2001
Boston Globe
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A visually poetic, moving story.

September 12, 2001
Washington Post
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As a travelogue ... this peaceful film by French director Eric Valli ... is pretty in a respectful, National Geographic sort of way.

Full Review… | September 12, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
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