PG-13 | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
Brad Pitt was paid $8 million for appearing in the film.
Why must you be this way? Why, why is there always a problem? It's a good question. Do you want to go home? Do you want to turn around?
Ingrid Harrer: Yes.
Heinrich Harrer: Would that make... It's the Himalayas! How long have I been talking about the Himalayas? How long?
When Harrer demonstrates abseiling (rappelling) in Lhasa, he uses a modern figure of eight abseiling device. In those days one used the "Dülfer" method or the "Karabiner-sitz" method.
As the end credits roll, a view of the mountains of Tibet is seen.
English, German, Mandarin, Tibetan, Hindi
$10,066,508 (USA) (10 October 1997)
$37,901,509 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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