PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins believes that Martin Scorsese hired him for the documentary experience, given that they were working with a cast of non-actors. Deakins believed that he was hired because he's have the ability to naturally sense when the scenes would be properly executed when the actors finished a take.
Thus by the virtue that has collected through all that I have done may the pain of every living creature be completely cleared away.
When the Dalai Lama flees Tibet, he has a blood blister in beneath his fingernail in the extreme closeup shots. These are not there in the medium shots, although you see his finger clearly.
The Touchstone Pictures logo shown after the end credits is red.
English, Tibetan, Mandarin
$72,095 28 December 1997