#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After the death of 11 climbers, Austrian Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) decides to add glory to his country and to the Austrian pride by climbing Nanga Parbat in British India, and leaves his expectant wife behind. An egoist and a loner, he does not get along with others on his team – but must bend to their wishes after bad weather threatens them. Then WWII breaks out, they are arrested and lodged in Dehra Dun’s P.O.W. Camp. He attempts to break out several times in vain, but finally does succeed along with Peter Aufschnaiter (David Thewlis), and they end up in the holy city of Lhasa – a place banned to foreigners. They are provided food and shelter, and Peter ends up marrying a tailor, Pema Lhaki, while Heinrich befriends the Dalai Lama. They meet regularly; while he satiates the child’s curiosity about the world, including Jack the Ripper and ‘yellow hair’; he is exposed to the teachings of Lord Buddha, He even constructs a movie theater, while getting news of the end of the war, his divorce, and his son’s refusal to communicate. But nothing will prepare him for the devastation about to descend when Communist China decides to attack, leading to the deaths of over 1 million Tibetans, the destruction of over 6000 monasteries, and betrayal from their very own people.
Plot: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces’ hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
Smart Tags: #tibet #dalai_lama #based_on_real_person #20th_century #1940s #reference_to_mecca #columbia_tristar #columbia_tristar_home_video #place_name_in_title #place_in_title #austria #mountain #himalaya #china #foreigner #communist #communist_china #prisoner_of_war #nazi #buddha #mountaineer
|7.1/10 Votes: 130,041|
|7.2 Votes: 1906 Popularity: 13.04|
Cinematography is absolutely brilliant
This movie has some of the best cinematography I have ever seen. The movie does a great job of showing the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa as well as the rural villages of Tibet. Not to mention the breath taking views of the Himalayas.
Yes, Brad Pitt’s accent wasn’t exactly his best but it’s forgivable when watching the movie. His acting was superb, portraying Heinrich’s transition, which is what the movie is all about.
The movie did lack qualities of the book, the ending was totally wrong and somewhat disappointing. And the whole Nazi part in Austria was completely unnecessary.
Besides a few minor details, the movie is well worth the 2 1/2 hours especially if you are interested in the Chinese seizure of Tibet and the Tibetan culture and people.
i read the book “7 years in Tibet” from Heinrich Harrer and was fascinated of it. then i immediately grabbed the DVD and started to watch the movie. i remember the first time i saw it back in 98, i kinda liked it. well, now i watched it again in full knowledge of the book it is based on. and soon i realized how WRONG it all was told:
when they enter Lhasa the people start to stick their tongues out of their mouths and Thewlis and Pitt have the impression that its the way to say hello in Tibet, so they greet back… in the book Harrer explains, that sticking the tongue out is a sign of absolute humbleness and loyalty in Tibet and they may do it in front of the Dalai Lama but certainly not for these two europeans! not only the mother but even the Dalai Lama himself was wearing glasses in the public. in the book Harrer mentions, that no one in Tibet wore glasses to that time(sorry forgot the reason, but its explained in the book too).the young Dalai Lama did, but only when he was alone and nobody could see him! and what about that Mao tse tung lookalike, destroying the mandala in front of the young “living buddha”?? childish… and the tailor made Harrer and Aufschnaiter tibetan clothes not European designer suits! why are so many events that really happened eliminated from the story, just to fill the time with a fictional love interest (the female tailor…)that is completely unimportant? just like the whole story about harrers son, rolf. not one word is mentioned about him or even any family member of harrer in the book. but that was OK for me because “7 years in Tibet” is not a book about harrers person. its about tibet. I’m very disappointed by this “adaption” of the famous book. and i bet heinrich harrer was, too… 3 stars, just for the cinematography.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writer Heinrich Harrer (book), Becky Johnston (screenplay)
Actors Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Mandalay Pictures, TriStar Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS (8 channels)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, USA
Film Length 3,717 m (Sweden), 3,732 m, 3,800 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm