Kundun Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1997

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 1998

PG-13|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
In 1937, a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of his people. Director Martin Scorsese brings to the screen the true story of the Dalai Lama. Told through the eyes of His Holiness, "Kundun" brings to life the account of the Dalai Lama's early life, from childhood through the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his journey into exile.

Cast: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang, Tencho Gyalpo, Tsewang Migyur Khangsar, Sonam Phuntsok, Gyatso Lukhang

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Refuge Productions Inc., Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, De Fina-Cappa

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: 1940s, 1950s, Escape, Rise, Growing up, 1930s

Ratings & Reviews

view all
See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Art Direction