PG | | Drama
After the death of Lama Dorje, Tibetan Buddhist monks find three children - one American and two Nepalese - who may be the rebirth of their great teacher.
Final film in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "oriental trilogy", following The Last Emperor (1987) and The Sheltering Sky (1990).
Once upon a time, in a village in ancient India, there was a little goat and a priest. The priest wanted to sacrifice the goat to the gods. He raised him arm to cut the goat's throat, when suddenly the goat began to laugh. The priest stopped, amazed...
When Raju is playing with the Game Boy you can hear music from Tetris, but it's actually not turned on at all.
At the very end of the credits, there is a shot of a hand wiping away the sand of the mandala. (Mandalas are brushed away at some point after completion to symbolize Impermanence, one of the tenets of Buddhism).
$873,983 30 May 1994
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