• 2000
  • France / Switzerland / UK / Nepal
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eric Valli
  • Written by: Jean-Claude Guillebaud,, Eric Valli,, Louis Gardel
  • Cast: Tsering Dorjee,, Thilen Lhondup,, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe
  • Language: Dolpo, German

In the high mountains of the Himalayas, a village prepares for the annual yak caravan to market. However, the young chieftain has been killed and the old clan head refuses to recognise the hot-headed Karma as his successor. A worthy insight into the lives of a hardy people. The landscape is breathtakingly shot, and the attention to local detail feels authentic. The plot has less going for it, being at heart a fairly hackneyed story of an heir to the throne having to prove he is worthy of the crown.

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