#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After the death of 11 climbers, Austrian Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) decides to add glory to his country and to the Austrian pride by climbing Nanga Parbat in British India, and leaves his expectant wife behind. An egoist and a loner, he does not get along with others on his team – but must bend to their wishes after bad weather threatens them. Then WWII breaks out, they are arrested and lodged in Dehra Dun’s P.O.W. Camp. He attempts to break out several times in vain, but finally does succeed along with Peter Aufschnaiter (David Thewlis), and they end up in the holy city of Lhasa – a place banned to foreigners. They are provided food and shelter, and Peter ends up marrying a tailor, Pema Lhaki, while Heinrich befriends the Dalai Lama. They meet regularly; while he satiates the child’s curiosity about the world, including Jack the Ripper and ‘yellow hair’; he is exposed to the teachings of Lord Buddha, He even constructs a movie theater, while getting news of the end of the war, his divorce, and his son’s refusal to communicate. But nothing will prepare him for the devastation about to descend when Communist China decides to attack, leading to the deaths of over 1 million Tibetans, the destruction of over 6000 monasteries, and betrayal from their very own people.
Plot: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces’ hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
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Cinematography is absolutely brilliant
This movie has some of the best cinematography I have ever seen. The movie does a great job of showing the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa as well as the rural villages of Tibet. Not to mention the breath taking views of the Himalayas.
Yes, Brad Pitt’s accent wasn’t exactly his best but it’s forgivable when watching the movie. His acting was superb, portraying Heinrich’s transition, which is what the movie is all about.
The movie did lack qualities of the book, the ending was totally wrong and somewhat disappointing. And the whole Nazi part in Austria was completely unnecessary.
Besides a few minor details, the movie is well worth the 2 1/2 hours especially if you are interested in the Chinese seizure of Tibet and the Tibetan culture and people.
Pretty Good, DespiteThe Bias
Even though this probably was a just a propaganda piece for the Dali Lama, I found it a surprisingly good story.
Nice to see Brad Pitt in such a restrained role. Unlike Christianity, the religious matter here is treated with reverence by Hollywood but that aside, it remains an interesting story of Henrik Harrer (Pitt) his adventures getting to Tibet with his friend ” Peter Aufschnaiter” (David Thewlis) and then his relationship to the young Dali Lama.
The film is as pretty as you would expect from one in such mountainous surroundings . There are really nice colors in here and the movie looks just great on DVD. The story bogs down a bit in places but not for too long as it tells of Harrer’s escape from the Western world and from participating in WWII. He winds up spending seven years in Tibet, hence the title.
Finally, I thought the soundtrack was good, too, featuring an instrument I don’t know but love its sound. The cinematography in here, and justifiably, gets a lot of attention, but the music is great, too.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writer Heinrich Harrer, Becky Johnston
Actors Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards 3 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS (8 channels)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, USA
Film Length 3,717 m (Sweden), 3,732 m, 3,800 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm