• Publication date: March 11, 2013

Kundun

Forced into exile to Dharamsala, India since 1949, the Dalai Lama, believed to be the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion is dubbed ‘Kundun’ or ‘The Presence’. Scorsese’s telling of the Dalai Lama’s life story begins in 1933 with the passing of the 13th Dalai Lama. We follow the young Dalai until the end of WW II and his protest against Chinese aggression and his fleeing to Dharamsala…

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1997

MBC Max:

March 19, 2013 04:00 (KSA) ~ March 19, 2013 03:00 (CLT)

This 1997 epic biography penned by Melissa Mathison, titled ‘Kundun’ and directed by Scorsese trie to shed a light on the life, work and aspirations of the exiled political leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, stars as the adult Dalai Lama. During the reproduction of events the Dalai Lama is shown in many stages of his youth.

Forced into exile to Dharamsala, India since 1949, the Dalai Lama, believed to be the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion is dubbed ‘Kundun’ or ‘The Presence’. Scorsese’s telling of the Dalai Lama’s life story begins in 1933 with the passing of the 13th Dalai Lama. We follow the young Dalai until the end of WW II and his protest against Chinese aggression and eventually after the Chinese express threats to his life, his fleeing to Dharamsala…

Starring:

  • Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong
  • Gyurme Tethong
  • Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
  • Tenzin Yeshi Paichang
  • Tencho Gyalpo
  • Tenzin Topjar
  • Tsewang Migyur Khangsar
  • Robert Lin

  • Jurme Wangda

Directed by:  Martin Scorsese

Rating:  PG-13 for violent images.