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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. Read critic reviews

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In a village in the North-Western Himalayas, Tinl, a charismatic old chieftain, whose eldest son has just died, refuses to allow the young Karma to lead the yak caravan. They both end up leading on two different routes. This is the story of their rivalry in the Himalayas.

Cast & Crew

Karma Tensing
Norbou, Urgien
Tsering Dorjee
Rabkie
Karma Chhewang
Meme, Paljor
Karma Angbu Gurung
Karma's father
Jean de Trégomain
Executive Producer
Bruno Coulais
Original Music
Eric Guichard
Cinematographer
Jean-Paul Meurisse
Cinematographer
Gabrielle Beroff
Casting
Sylvie Brochère
Casting
Jérôme Krowicki
Production Designer
Tenzin Norbu Lama
Art Direction
Michel Debats
Costume Designer
Karma Tundup Gurung
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Critic Reviews for Himalaya

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Audience Reviews for Himalaya

  • Feb 24, 2011
    Don't you just hate it when you haven't been around Flixster for a while (or perhaps you have?) and suddenly, one day, you log in and realize one of your movies has magically re-rated itself? I don't, but it IS annoying. So, it's time for a proper comment. Valli didn't have in mind anything special, particularly. He just wanted to embrace faithfully an absorbing environment of simplicity, something that creates masterpieces when visionary auteurs are behind the work. From this perspective, Himalaya offers us a journey literally out of "this world". And what I mean with "this world" is "our" world, the noisy, desperating and absorbing one. It can't be really compared with Majidi's jaw-dropping humanism, so this may be a perfect sleeping pill for some. This excuse of a documentary (just because it is a "fictional" tale) finds a place in memory. If it also found a place in the heart simultaneously, this would be a 5-star experience. Suck on that, "Australia"! 78/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2010
    There is value in seeing this from a cultural point of view but eventually the lack of a solid plot grows tiresome. Like an earlier version of Tulpan.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2009
    [b][size=5][color=darkblue]Himalaya (2000)[/color][/size] [img]http://www.kino.com/himalaya/himalaya_intro.jpg[/img] [color=blue]Himalaya je prièa o drevnom plemenu koje uspeva da preživi tako što prodaje so i kupuje žito, ali pre toga treba so preneti karavanom preko nepristupaènih planina Tibeta. Klasièna prièa o rivalstvu izmeðu ostarelog starešine plemena i mladog sposobnog vodièa koji se takmièe za prevlast u porodici i u plemenu. [img]http://z.about.com/d/worldfilm/1/0/8/B/himalaya2.jpg[/img] Ovaj je film sniman preko 9 meseci u regionu kojem se može preæi samo pešice, a sve uloge glume prave starešine, lame, vodièi i lokalno stanovništvo. [img]http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/himalaya/himalaya6.jpg[/img] Inaèe režiser Eric Valli je proveo dosta vremena živeæi u Nepalu od 1983 godine i redovan je dopisnik National Geographic-a, Geo i èasopisa Time. Ovo umetnièko delo je bilo nominovano za najbolji strani film 2000 godine u takmièenju za Oskara. Film koji ostaje u seæanju po grandioznosti predela i moènoj prièi, a posebno glumi naturšèika! [img]http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/img/review/010720/himalaya_l.jpg[/img] Od mene najmanje 8/10... prekrasno!!!!![/color][/b] [img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/h/images/himalaya-2.jpg[/img]
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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