Travellers and magicians

Travellers and magicians

DVD - 2005 | Dzongkha
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Dondup, a young government official who dreams of escaping his rural village for America, misses his bus to the city and is forced to hitchhike with an elderly apple seller, a young monk, and an elderly man and his beautiful daughter. Along the way, the monk tells the story of another young man that mirrors Dondup's ambitions.
Publisher: [S. l.] : Zeitgeist Films, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD T WORLD (DZONGKHA)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Tibetan/Bhutanese lama, Khyentse Norbu, creates a cinematic tapestry, weaving traditional folklore into a contemporary plot. Dondup, a young government officer, yearns to leave his remote village for the United States. Missing the bus out of town, he finds himself walking with four other people t... Read More »

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May 29, 2019

The setting is Bhutan, an isolated country bordering Tibet. The themes are universal: an educated young man, bored with his job in a remote village is contemptuous of those who employ him and decides to leave. Along the way he meets a monk, who begins to tell a story of another young man, disinterested in his studies, who ends up lost in a forest, relying on an older man and his much younger wife to help him find his way out. Many surprises await you in this well-made film, with fascinating insights into life in Bhutan.

Aug 19, 2018

A wonderful film with a simple story, it was taken in an isolated village of Bhutan with beautiful scenery, all actors were acted very naturally and had different characters. Subtitle in English. Worth watching !

Jun 24, 2013

Really wonderful movie. I enjoyed it very much. Lots to see of very beautiful scenery of this unknown, small country of Bhutan, and learn about its culture and people. Wonderful story and actors! Excellent production! I highly recommend it! Also, the Extra on how the movie was made, etc. is very much worth watching.

Feb 21, 2011

The only feature film from Bhutan is a wonderful little glimpse into this unusual country. The actors, almost all non-professional (the monk is a social science researcher) are very natural and charismatic and the scenery is stunning. The story inside the story concept works very well too.

Jan 29, 2011

Great film that takes place in Bhutan, by the same director Norbu who also did the greatly acclaimed film The Cup.
Beautiful visuals and scenery and interesting characters and story.
How great to see a film made in such an obscure little country and in its language!


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