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.
Yaks had to be imported specially to the filming location in Argentina as they are not native to the region. They had to be given individual passports with photographs and teeth imprints.
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 Heinrich Harrer uses a globe to explain time zones to the young Dalai Lama, he spins the globe the wrong way (clockwise - from East to West), and says "So if the sun is just rising in Lhasa, that means it is just setting in New York City, perhaps." But the Earth spins counterclockwise, and Harrer should have spun the globe the other way, saying "So if the sun is already setting in Lhasa, that means it is just rising in New York City, perhaps." Another possible correct statement would be to say "So if the sun is just rising in Lhasa, that means it is just setting in New York City yesterday, perhaps."
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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