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Samsara (2001)

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Shawn Ku Shawn Ku
Tashi / Husband
Christy Chung Christy Chung
Pema / Wife
Neelesha Barthel Neelesha Barthel
Sujata / Migrant farm worker
Lhakpa Tsering Lhakpa Tsering
Dawa / Local merchant
Tenzin Tashi Tenzin Tashi
Karma / Tashi and Pema's son
Jamayang Jinpa Jamayang Jinpa
Sonam / Monk
Sherab Sangey Sherab Sangey
Apo / Monastery mentor
Kelsang Tashi Kelsang Tashi
Jamayang / Pema's former fiance

Written by
Pan Nalin Pan Nalin
story and
Tim Baker Tim Baker


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A fine and philosophical story - told with a pace as rarefied as the Himalayas air - that make us think over our desires and choices we make, with an ending that shows us how our choices and our pursuit of peace and happiness may affect other people's life.

*****Una bella storia filosofica - raccontata con un ritmo rarefatto come l'aria dell'Himalaya - che fa riflettere sui nostri d... read more
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Description: Tashi has been raised as a Buddhist monk since age five. When he gets erotic phantasms as an adolescent, his spiritual master decides it's time to taste profane life, sending him on a journey in the real Himalayan world. Once he is told his hottest dream was real, Tashi decides to leave the monastery and marries Pema, the daughter of a rich farmer, who was actually engaged with local stone-mason Jamayang. The ex-lama soon becomes a rich land-owner himself, and makes a killing from his harvest by bringing it to the city instead of selling at half price to the local merchant Dewa, but half of his next harvest perishes in a fire, y ... (more)
Release date: 30 April 2002
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“A fine and philosophical story - told with a pace as rarefied as the Himalayas air - that make us think over our desires and choices we make, with an ”