• Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet

Release Date: October 8th, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 1998

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

An egocentric Austrian mountaineer (Brad Pitt) gradually learns selflessness from the young Dalai Lama.

Cast: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako , Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong, Ingeborga Dapkunayte, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genres: Drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Mandalay Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Growing up, Emotional, 1930s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The movie is a star vehicle at heart, aimed more at marketing Pitt's popularity than probing complexities of empire-building and cultural clash that trouble the Tibetan region to this day. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Seven Years in Tibet is an ambitious and beautiful movie with much to interest the patient viewer, but it makes the common mistake of many films about travelers and explorers: It is more concerned with their adventures than with what they discover. show more

  • 63
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Seven Years in Tibet, however flawed, has feeling and purpose. It bears witness. show more

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture