Kundun is a 1997 American epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese.It is based on the life and writings of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.
Jan 16, 1998 · Storyline The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation of Tibet. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.
- Martin Scorsese
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The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation of Tibet.
Jan 16, 1998 · "Kundun" is structured as the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, but he is simply a vessel for a larger life or spirit, continuing through centuries. That is the film's strength, and its curse. It provides a deep spirituality, but denies the Dalai Lama humanity; he is permitted certain little human touches, but is essentially an icon, not a man.
One of Scorsese's under-appreciated films, Kundun is not frequently talked about nowadays, which is sad because there is a lot to love about this film on a visual scale. Every shot is a marvel to look at. Not only that, the talent involved behind the scenes are the film's highlights: 1.) Scorsese as director 2.) Deakins as cinematographer 3.)
- Touchstone Pictures, Dune Films
- Martin Scorsese
Kundun (which means "Ocean of Wisdom") contains some breathtaking cinematography by Roger Deakins and an impressive musical score by avant garde composer Philip Glass. This presentation of the childhood and adolescence of the fourteenth Dalai Lama is memorable mainly for its moral message about the courage it takes to adhere to the Buddhist ...
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Dec 24, 1997 · To call ''Kundun'' the most visually stunning religious storybook ever filmed is not to say it's a great movie. A glittering historical pageant infused with gorgeous, pulsing music by Philip Glass,...
- Stephen Holden
Nov 27, 1996 · The Walt Disney Company, facing a warning by the Chinese Government over ''Kundun,'' a new Martin Scorsese film about the life of the Dalai Lama, said today it intended to release the film anyway.
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