Release Date: May 27th, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 1999
PG|2 hr 3 min
A Buddhist monk, Lama Norbu (Ying Ruocheng), believes that a 10-year-old American boy, Jesse (Alex Wiesendanger), is the reincarnation of his spiritual teacher, Lama Dorje. Jesse's father, Dean (Chris Isaak), and mother, Lisa (Bridget Fonda), are dubious, but following his business partner's suicide, a transformed Dean relents and allows his son to travel to Bhutan. However, there are two other children who the monk thinks may also be the reincarnation of Lama Dorje.
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Production Co: CiBy 2000, Recorded Pictures Company
Distributors: Miramax Films, Laurenfilm S.A.