Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

DVD - 1998
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Heinrich Harrer is an Austrian national and a Nazi sympathizer. He leaves Austria in 1939 to climb a mountain in the Himalayas. Through a series of circumstances (including POW camp), he and fellow climber Peter Aufschnaiter become the only two foreigners in the Tibetan holy city of Lhasa. There, Heinrich's life changes forever as he becomes a close confidant to the young Dalai Lama.

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sandyc_9
May 20, 2018

What a sad story, which made it hard because we know what happens to Tibet. But it was great to learn a lot of the story was based on reality! Sometimes reality is much more fantastical than fiction...

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PamBurtonW
Feb 10, 2017

According to Wikipedia this film, Seven years in Tibet was filmed in Mendoza, Argentina.

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Liber_vermis
Nov 10, 2016

I was disappointed that the movie focused more on Harrer's escape to Tibet rather than his relationship and influence on the young Dalai Lama. His fellow escapee, Peter Aufschnaiter, was a more empathetic and inquisitive character who gets Harrer out of jambs on several occasions.

teddypawz Sep 22, 2015

5 stars. Based on a true story of Heinrich Harrer and his lifelong friend the (exiled today) Dalai Lama. Looking past the bad accent of Brad Pitt, this was a beautiful movie of the peaceful Tibetans.

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0cho
Oct 06, 2014

Brad Pitt’s accent is awful in this movie, it makes me think of Schwarzenegger. Overall an interesting movie on a young Dalai Lama.

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temp123987
Nov 22, 2013

This is a fine movie - one that I remember when it first came to the silver screen. It was a pleasure to watch again and enjoy those moments which I had forgotten. "German" accent aside the acting is close enough to Harrer's recounting in his book 'Seven Years in Tibet.' Naturally there are additional plots in the move but they do not distract too much. For those who want to challenge their mind, there is the autobiography. You will find at least two versions of the book: one with an updated epilogue; the other with excellent images.

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yumsushi
Feb 09, 2013

Brad Pitt is really unconvincing as an Austrian and I just couldn't care about any of the characters.

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reviewer
Nov 12, 2007

I liked this film better than most critics and thought Brad Pitt's character showed some interesting development & growth.

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seaspirit
Nov 12, 2007

This movie is very timely given the recent opposition from China to our Prime Minister's visit with the Dalai Lama (?sp). Wonderful scenery, fantastic story

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