PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
They have taken away our silence.
In the movie, when Kundun is disguised as a soldier escaping Tibet in 1959, His Holiness walks through a Tibetan crowd that is singing the song, "Tse-mey Yonten" (Tibetan name) also known as "Words of Truth". However, in actuality, this song wasn't composed until mid 1960, a year after Kundun had escaped to India in exile.
The Touchstone Pictures logo shown after the end credits is red.
English, Tibetan, Mandarin
$1,620,041 (USA) (19 January 1998)
$5,532,301 (USA) (29 March 1998)
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