Rent Himalaya on DVD


1999 Rated NR 1hr 49m

As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between the aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to maintain his clout and preserve obedience to ancient customs when Karma challenges the old man's power. Director Eric Valli's mesmerizing tale received an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Movie Details

2000 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Tibetan: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of documentary (26min.); trailer; electronic press kit.