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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- Eric Valli
- This movie is
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
Tibetan: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of documentary (26min.); trailer; electronic press kit.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it