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Kundun

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Original title
Kundun
Year
Running time
134 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Melissa Mathison
Music
Philip Glass
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Cast
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Producer
Cappa / De Fina / Dune Films / Refuge Productions Inc.. Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
Genre
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.
Awards
1997: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, OST
1997: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Original Soundtrack
1997: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
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