Seven Years in Tibet

A German climber is captured by the British at the start of WW II. After escaping, he heads back to Tibet, where he meets the young Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is keen to learn about the western world, and the German agrees to teach him. And then the Chinese invade...

139 minutes.
All ages.
War, Drama
What the heck am I doing here?
What the heck am I doing here?


Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B.D. Wong, Mako
Jean-Jacques Annaud
ScreenplayBecky Johnston, from the book by Heinrich Harrer
MusicClaude Debussy, John Williams
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1997
Produced byTriStar Pictures, Applecross, Reperage & Vanguard Films, Mandalay Entertainment

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Film Review
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What the People say

736 Netizens

Average .. 60%


Visitor Ratings

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Ronald Smart 18
Eve Sparks 6
Deby Jazz 8
Bruce Humphrey 17
Laetitia Loubser 13
Elaine Daker 16
Brad Smith 14
Mujahid Fredericks 1
Nicola Barnard 18
Desmond Andriesse 16
Jan Eckert 20
Gail Williams 14
Buck Stauner 18
Chivonne Stagman 20

Average .. 71%


Visitor Comments

Ronald Smart: Fed up with police cars screaming through the streets of New York/San Francisco/city of your choice?? Then enjoy this change of scene and pace. A good movie, well acted and with some beautiful scenery (even if it wasn't all filmed in Tibet). Sit on while the credits roll at the end and enjoy the music.

Eve Sparks: Oy vay! Boring! If it wasn't for Brad Pitt's gorgeous face, I would have fallen asleep.

Deby Jazz: Brad pitt really is extremely stunning but I did not like the movie. It was boring!

Bruce Humphrey: I agree with Ronald. This movie has an interesting story line and some breathtakingly beautiful scenery. City life isn't so bad though - exposure to the elements is tough in the highest and most isolated country in the world (Tibet). As the lady said: It is a fools's pleasure to walk up hills. I thought Brad Pitt and David Thewlis acted very well. An art type movie which I really enjoyed.

Brad Smith: Very deep movie.

Mujahid Fredericks: Terrible really terrible sucking dumb crap movie which is very boring and I definitely fell asleep (snore snore snore)

Jan Eckert: Superb!

Chivonne Stagman: The kind of movie that makes you think and want to know more about history and Brad Pitt of course !

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