An aging chief’s last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal’s Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet’s salt lakes, Tinle blames Karma, his son’s friend, refuses to give Karma his blessing as the new chief, and organizes a rival caravan to take the salt to lower Nepal to trade for grain. He, a few old men, his son’s widow, his grandson, and his second son, a monk, set out on the arduous journey. Fearing storms, Karma has led his caravan out of the village before the auspicious day ordained by the lamas. Tinle’s group catches Karma’s before the final pass; the two stubborn men lock wills with Tinle’s grandson watching.

About the movie

Genre: Drama

Casting :

Thilen Lhondup: Tinle
Gurgon Kyap Gurgon Kyap: Karma
Lhakpa Tsamchoe Lhakpa Tsamchoe: Pema
Karma Wangel Karma Wangel: Passang
Karma Tensing Karma Tensing: Norbou / Urgien
Labrang Tundup Labrang Tundup: Labrang
Jampa Kalsang Tamang Jampa Kalsang Tamang: Jampa
Tsering Dorjee Tsering Dorjee: Rabkie
Rapke Gurung Rapke Gurung: Tundup
Pemba Bika Pemba Bika: Tensing
Karma Chhewang Karma Chhewang: Meme / Paljor
Tenzen Charka Tenzen Charka : Chopga
Yangzom Yangzom: Dawa
Gyalsen Gurung Gyalsen Gurung: Chewan
Phuti Bika Phuti Bika: Deld

Country : France – Nepal – Switzerland – UK
Gross: $ 2 482 000
Runtime: 108mins
Relase date: 1999
Autrans Mountain Film Festival: Won Grand Prix Cinema – 1999
Academy Awards:   Nominated in Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film – 2000
César Awards: Won César Best Music and Best Photography – 2000