Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997) is a Adventure, Biography, Drama film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud – After the death of 11 climbers, Austrian Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) decides to add glory to his country and to the German pride by climbing Nanga Parbat in British India, and leaves his expectant wife behind. Egoist and a loner, he does not get along with others on his team – but must bend to their wishes after bad weather threatens them. Then WWII breaks out, they are arrested and lodged in Dehra Dun’s P.O.W. Camp. He attempts to break out in vain several times, but finally does succeed along with Peter Aufschnaiter (David Thewlis), and end up in the holy city of Lhasa – a place banned to foreigners. They are provided food and shelter, and Peter ends up marrying a tailor, Pema Lhaki, while Heinrich befriends the Dalai Lama. He meets regularly to satiate the child’s curiosity about the world, including Jack the Ripper and ‘yellow hair’; in return he is exposed to teachings of Lord Buddha and even constructs a movie theater, while getting news of the end of the war; his divorce; and .. IMDB


Directed By – Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genre – Adventure, Biography, Drama

Cast – Brad Pitt , David Thewlis , Danny Denzongpa , Dorjee Tsering , BD Wong , Mako , Ngawang Chojor , Ric Young , Victor Wong , Ingeborga Dapkunaite , Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk , Jetsun Pema , Ama Ashe Dongtse , Sonam Wangchuk , Lhakpa Tsamchoe

In Theaters – 10 October 1997

Duration – 136 Minutes

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Taglines : At the end of the world his real journey began.

Story Writers: Heinrich Harrer

Country: UK , USA

Language: German , Hindi , Mandarin , Tibetan , English

Production Company : Mandalay Entertainment , Milestone Entertainment , Reperage & Vanguard Films , Applecross