Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

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A Story About how Travelling Can Deeply Change a Person[edit]

This cult movie by French director Annaud documents a long journey towards a new world. Harrer is an Austrian and alpinist maniac who shows little regard for his pregnant wife in the upcoming war in 1939, while he is going to climb the Parbat Mountain in the Himalayas. During the ascent, he is captured by British authorities in India, but manages to escape and to seek refuge in Lhasa, where he meets the 12th Dalai Lama and starts a profound friendship with him while discovering the Buddhist culture. This meeting is a catalyst for change within Harrer, and he finally finds a true peace that converts him from an emotionally challenged fugitive into a free man.