Don’t have an account? Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. The boy is co-opted into monastic life, and a few years later is taken to the capital city of Lhasa recreated by Scorsese in Morocco which, thanks to the stunning production design, passes acceptably as the Himalayas. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Write a review Rate this item: Please enter the message. Your rating has been recorded.

Home About Help Search. Citations are based on reference standards. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Please enter your name. Kundun tells the story of the early life of the 14th and current Dalai Lama, born in in Amdo, Tibet now part of Qinghai, China. To his family’s amazement, the boy – now known as Tenzin Gyatso – is announced as the 14th Dalai Lama.

This all fits the official story, though obviously the mystical aspects are the preserve of religious belief rather than historical fact. Home About Help Search.

Please enter the message. On its release, Kundun prompted a predictable fit of pique and banning on the part of the Chinese government.

Instead, it tells the story through a cast of exiled Tibetans. Citations are based on reference standards.

Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai Lama to be the reincarnation of Chenrezig, a legendary bodhisattva someone who seeks enlightenment to help othersand look to him as their political as well as spiritual leader. The lack of stars was widely blamed for condemning Kundun to box-office ignominy.


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In a scene set inthe Dalai Lama asks his advisers whether he should appeal to foreign powers such as the US, Britain or India. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. But the bigger problem – assuming that you’re interested enough to watch a film about 20th-century Tibetan history in the first place – is that the characters are unengaging and rather two-dimensional. Unlike Seven Years in Tibet – released around the same time, and starring the peroxided Brad Pitt as a Nazi fugitive who forms an unlikely friendship with the young Dalai Lama – Kundun does not provide western audiences with a cypher character.

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Your rating has been recorded. What the film doesn’t mention is that Tibet was invaded by a British expedition inmade a treaty with Britain two years later that prompted the war of with China, and allowed British agents to remain on its territory mmovie the s.

The name field is required. At any rate, the fact that Kundun inspired the new Guns N’Roses album, Chinese Democracy, should not prejudice you against it. The answer to the question of how factually accurate kjndun is, though, depends on whether your sympathies lie with the Tibetans or the Chinese. Search WorldCat Find items wlth libraries near you.

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Tibet Autonomous Region China — Drama. Notwithstanding the occasional slip-up, Kundun is faithful to the Dalai Lama’s own autobiography and the Tibetan version of events. The Chinese turn up, insisting that Tibet has been under the jackboot of imperialism and that they are its liberators.