Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

At the end of the world his real journey began.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1997-09-12
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 2694 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
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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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  • Brad Pitt

    as Heinrich Harrer
  • Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

    as Dalai Lama, 14 Years Old
  • David Thewlis

    as Peter Aufschnaiter
  • BD Wong

    as Ngawang Jigme
  • Mako

    as Kungo Tsarong
  • Lhakpa Tsamchoe

    as Pema Lhaki
  • Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė

    as Ingrid Harrer
  • Duncan Fraser

    as British Officer
  • Danny Denzongpa

    as Regent
  • Victor Wong

    as Chinese 'Amban'
  • Jetsun Pema

    as Great Mother
  • Ama Ashe Dongtse

    as Tashi
  • Sonam Wangchuk

    as Dalai Lama, 8 Years Old
  • Dorjee Tsering

    as Dalai Lama, 4 Years Old
  • Ric Young

    as General Chang Jing Wu
  • Ngawang Chojor

    as Lord Chamberlain (as Ven. Ngawang Chojor)
  • Benedick Blythe

    as Nazi Official
  • Tom Raudaschl

    as Lutz Chicken
  • Wolfgang Tonninger

    as Hans Lobenhoffer
  • Samdup Dhargyal

    as The Garpon
  • Chemchok

    as Garpon's Agent
  • Tenzin Jangchub

    as Declaration Monk Official (as Ven. Tenzin Jangschub)
  • Angphurba Sherpa

    as Tibetan General (as Major Angphurba Sherpa)
  • Tsering Wangdue

    as Burly Guide
  • Yama Ngudup Cheshatsang

    as Burly Guide
  • Kalsang Dhundop Lungtok

    as Vendor Ice-Skates
  • Sonam Bidhartsang

    as Jacket Vendor
  • Lama Champa Tsondu

    as Watch Vendor
  • Geshe Lobsang Nyma

    as Ling Rinpoche
  • Geshe Yeshi Tsultrim

    as Trijang Rinpoche
  • Lama Champa Chandu

    as Dalai Lama's Room Attendant
  • Pemba Norbu Sherpa

    as Young Sherpa
  • Karma Apo-Tsang

    as Messenger to Great Mother
  • Ngawang Tenzingyatso

    as Jokhang Monk Official (as Ven. Ngawang Tenzin Gyatso)
  • Choeden Tsering

    as Military Instructor
  • Lama Jampa Lekshe

    as Monk Head of Security
  • Lama Thupten Nugdup

    as Head of Security's Aide
  • Daniel Tedeschi

    as Marchese
  • Gerardo Ebert

    as Horst Immerhof
  • Sebastian Zevalia

    as Younger Rolf Harrer
  • Philipp Kriechbaum

    as Older Rolf Harrer
  • Lobsang Gendun Rinpoche

    as Tibetan
  • Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche

    as Tibetan
  • Sharpa Tulku Rinpoche

    as Tibetan
  • Zongra Tulku Rinpoche

    as Tibetan
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Iain Smith Producer
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Directing Jean-Jacques Annaud Director
Production Jean-Jacques Annaud Producer
Camera Robert Fraisse Director of Photography
Production Priscilla John Casting
Art Jim Erickson Set Decoration
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Production John H. Williams Producer
Editing Noëlle Boisson Editor
Writing Heinrich Harrer Novel
Writing Becky Johnston Screenplay
Art Hoang Thanh At Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Enrico Sabbatini Costume Design
Sound Yo-Yo Ma Musician
Lighting Mark 'Rocky' Evans Electrician
Camera Araceli Segarra Assistant Camera