- Original title
- Running time
- 134 min.
- United States
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures. Cappa, De Fina-Cappa, Dune Films, Refuge Productions Inc.
Drama | Historical. 1930s. 1940s. Biography. Religion
- Synopsis / Plot
- In 1937 a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of his people. Director Martin Scorsese brings to the screen the true story of the Dalai Lama. Told through the eyes of His Holiness, "Kundun" brings to life the account of the Dalai Lama's early life, from childhood through the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his journey into exile.
: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, OST
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Original Soundtrack
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Music Score
1997: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated Best Cinematography & Original Score
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