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G| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Inspired by true events, the story follows two young Tibetan boys, Palden and Nylma, escaping Tibet and arriving at a Tibetan monastery-in-exile nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. The monastery attempts to hook up a satellite dish so that the locals can watch the World Cup soccer matches.

Cast: Jamyang Lodro , Orgyen Tobgyal , Neten Chokling ,

Director: Khyentse Norbu

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Fine Line Features

The Cup (1999)

Release Date: February 18th, 2000|1 hr. 34 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The glimpses of religious life bumping into secular passion are touching and warmly comic. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An improbably funny and transcendent account of soccer-mad Tibetan monks in exile at a Bhutan monastery. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Could well end up on the coming Oscar ballot for best foreign language film. show more

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