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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Matinee

Slow Paced with beautiful music and spectacular views of the Dolpo region of Nepal.
  What can I say?  It's a work of Art.
Rotten Tomatoes gave it a good review.  I enjoyed reading the comments

There are only two professional actors in this, and the person who plays the Buddhist Monk (his role is of the Chief's younger son) is a real Buddhist monk who crossed the Himalayas to escape being killed.   Be sure to watch the extra feature that has to do with the making of the film.  It is truly fascinating but do NOT watch it first.  It's a spoiler of course.  I think Karma is rather "dishy", myself, to say nothing of Pema.
 
Read about the Dolpo-Pa HERE if you dare.  It's a doctoral Thesis by Gregory Edward Pierce, and has a lot of the special descriptive vocabulary dealing as it does with the structure of Cultural Anthropology, and other necessary jargon, but if you watch the movie the Thesis becomes clearer.

I'll put a Wiki in about the movie HERE , though it may displease some folks who prefer to read the review in French.  Or was that German?  The movie has subtitles but some English is spoken.  The director is Eric Valli, who really made this film come together, and he speaks three or four languages.  That's a very good brain, that one.

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