Kundun [videorecording] /
by Scorsese, Martin; Mathison, Melissa; Tsarong, Tenzin Thuthob; Tethong, Gyurme; Touchstone Pictures; Touchstone Home Video (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1998Edition: Widescreen format.Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1558908668 : }c $9.99.Language note: Closed captioned.Title notes: $9.99 5/9/2006Subject(s): Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- -- Drama | Dalai lamas -- Drama | Tibet (China) -- Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVD-Video discsCast: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang.Summary: A dramatization of the life and work of the current (14th) Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This Martin Scorsese film drama detailing the Dalai Lama's life story was in development for seven years, with the Dalai Lama having input into the 14 screenplay drafts by Melissa Mathison (The Black Stallion, E.T.). With four actors portraying the Dalai Lama at different ages, Scorsese's chronicle begins in 1933 with the death of the 13th Dalai Lama. Born in a remote area, the new Dalai Lama (seen at ages two and five in early sequences) is observed by monks who determine that he is the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion. In 1944 the Dalai Lama uses newsreels and Western magazines to study WWII events, and as the war ends, he is forced to deal with Chinese Communist aggression. Protests from the Dalai Lama in 1949 are ignored as Mao (Robert Lin) maintains a military stranglehold on Tibet, eventually forcing the Dalai Lama to flee to Dharmsala, India. With a $28 million budget, Scorsese re-created Tibet's tragedy by filming in south-central Morocco with a cast of nonprofessional Tibetan actors. Second unit work took place at locations in Idaho and British Columbia. Avant-garde composer Philip Glass contributed a score with hypnotic, ritualistic overtones. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Title from disc.
Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang.
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; music, Philip Glass.
Originally produced as motion picture by Touchstone Pictures in 1997.
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Stereo, digitally mastered.
A dramatization of the life and work of the current (14th) Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet.