May 24th, 2007
“In a Nutshell”® rating: 9/10.
This spell binding documentary style movie set in the scenic Himalayas pictures the life of 14th (current) Dalai Lama.
The movie is extremely intelligent, minimalistic and retains a very fresh focus on the life of the Dalai Lama. From a young mischiveous boy who thinks he is king to an immature youth who is easily outfoxed by worldly politicians to an adult who questions if the correct Dalai Lama was found, the movie weaves the ground realities of a political problem into the biography.
What now for Tibet? The 14th Dalai Lama has recently expressed that he may never be able to return to Tibet. However, the 11th Panchen Lama remains missing, and this is an issue that continues to anger Tibetans all over the world. The world awaits a peaceful resolution to Tibet-China crisis.