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


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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Director Eric Valle's visually striking drama shot in the mountains of Nepal depicts Tibetan villagers on an annual caravan across the Himalayas for supplies. Tinle: Thinlen Lhondup. Karma: Gurgon Kyap. Passang: Karma Wangiel.

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Critic Reviews for Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan)

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (20)

Valli's cameras capture one breathtaking image after another.

Sep 27, 2001

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.

Aug 10, 2001

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.

Aug 9, 2001

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.

Jul 30, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4

A visually poetic, moving story.

Jul 27, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5

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

Jul 16, 2001 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan)

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.

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[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]

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