PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Martin Scorsese said that in order to film the scenes with the young children, they had to build a clown house around the camera so that the children would have something to see to draw their attention towards the camera lense.
The Buddhas neither wash ill deeds away with water, nor remove beings' sufferings with their hands, nor transfer their realizations to others.
Dalai Lama: Beings are released through the teachings of the truth. The final reality.
Dalai Lama: Thus, by the virtue that has ...
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
$1,620,041 (USA) (19 January 1998)
$5,532,301 (USA) (29 March 1998)