Overview

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

  1. Becky Johnston

    Screenplay

  2. Heinrich Harrer

    Novel

  3. Jean-Jacques Annaud

    Director

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Status Released

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  • October 10, 1997
    PG-13
    Theatrical

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    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 16m

Budget $70,000,000.00

Revenue $131,457,682.00

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