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Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

At the end of the world his real journey began.
Sep 12, 1997 2h 16m
7.2
2117 votes

Synopsis

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Title Seven Years in Tibet
Companies TriStar Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment, Applecross, Reperage & Vanguard Films, Sony Pictures
Countries United States of America
Keywords buddhism, himalaya, austria, mountain, buddhist monk, world war ii, prisoner of war, monsoon, tibet, dalai lama, mountaineer, lhasa, wedding, based on memoir or autobiography, people's liberation army
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Heinrich Harrer
Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

Dalai Lama, 14 Years Old
David Thewlis

David Thewlis

Peter Aufschnaiter
BD Wong

BD Wong

Ngawang Jigme
Mako

Mako

Kungo Tsarong
Duncan Fraser

Duncan Fraser

British Officer
Victor Wong

Victor Wong

Chinese 'Amban'
Jetsun Pema

Jetsun Pema

Great Mother
Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk

Dalai Lama, 8 Years Old
Dorjee Tsering

Dorjee Tsering

Dalai Lama, 4 Years Old
Ric Young

Ric Young

General Chang Jing Wu
Ngawang Chojor

Ngawang Chojor

Lord Chamberlain (as Ven. Ngawang Chojor)
Benedick Blythe

Benedick Blythe

Nazi Official
Tom Raudaschl

Tom Raudaschl

Lutz Chicken
Wolfgang Tonninger

Wolfgang Tonninger

Hans Lobenhoffer
Chemchok

Chemchok

Garpon's Agent
Tenzin Jangchub

Tenzin Jangchub

Declaration Monk Official (as Ven. Tenzin Jangschub)
Angphurba Sherpa

Angphurba Sherpa

Tibetan General (as Major Angphurba Sherpa)
Geshe Yeshi Tsultrim

Geshe Yeshi Tsultrim

Trijang Rinpoche
Lama Champa Chandu

Lama Champa Chandu

Dalai Lama's Room Attendant
Karma Apo-Tsang

Karma Apo-Tsang

Messenger to Great Mother
Ngawang Tenzingyatso

Ngawang Tenzingyatso

Jokhang Monk Official (as Ven. Ngawang Tenzin Gyatso)
Choeden Tsering

Choeden Tsering

Military Instructor
Lama Jampa Lekshe

Lama Jampa Lekshe

Monk Head of Security
Lama Thupten Nugdup

Lama Thupten Nugdup

Head of Security's Aide
Gerardo Ebert

Gerardo Ebert

Horst Immerhof
Sebastian Zevalia

Sebastian Zevalia

Younger Rolf Harrer
Philipp Kriechbaum

Philipp Kriechbaum

Older Rolf Harrer