Himalaya: L'Enfance D'Un Chef

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Overview

Himalaya, l'Enfance d'un Chef is a fiction film about the forgotten people of Tibet, focusing on their daily lives and traditional customs. In a remote village in the Dolpo in the northwestern Himalayas of Nepal, Tinle, a charismatic old chief, has just lost his eldest son. He refuses to allow his son's friend Karma, whom he holds responsible for his son's death, to lead a caravan of yaks. Karma defies the old man's anger and the shaman's advice and moves the caravan, with the help of other village youtha, before...
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Overview

Himalaya, l'Enfance d'un Chef is a fiction film about the forgotten people of Tibet, focusing on their daily lives and traditional customs. In a remote village in the Dolpo in the northwestern Himalayas of Nepal, Tinle, a charismatic old chief, has just lost his eldest son. He refuses to allow his son's friend Karma, whom he holds responsible for his son's death, to lead a caravan of yaks. Karma defies the old man's anger and the shaman's advice and moves the caravan, with the help of other village youtha, before the date set by the ritual. On the day indicated by the gods, Tinle gets together the village elderly and sets out on the same journey with his second son and his grandson, who is destined to be the next chief. The ancestral struggle between the old man and the mountains begins all over again. Eric Valli traveled in the region for many years and studied the ways of the people before making this film, which is based on the epic lives of two of his Tibetan friends. The film was shot over a nine-month period with a small French crew working under extreme conditions at an altitude reaching 17,000 feet. Scenic shots are spectacular, particularly those depicting the crossing of the high pass. Himalaya, l'Enfance d'un Chef was shown out of competition at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Éric Valli; A 26-minute "making of" documentary; Electronic press kit
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/31/2013
  • UPC: 738329122522
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Remastered / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 3,506

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thilen Lhondup Tinle
Gurgon Kyap Karma
Lhakpa Tsamchoe Pema
Karma Wangiel Pasang
Karma Tensing Nyama Lama Norbu
Labrang Tundup
Jampa Kalsang Tamang
Dorjee Tsering
Technical Credits
Eric Valli Director, Screenwriter
Nathalie Azoulai Screenwriter
Christophe Barratier Producer
Bruno Coulais Score Composer
Mick Csaky Associate Producer
Olivier Dazat Screenwriter
Jean de Tregomain Executive Producer
Danièle Delorme Associate Producer
Louis Gardel Screenwriter
Eric Guichard Cinematographer
Denis Guilhem Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Claude Guillebaud Screenwriter
Jean-Marc Henchoz Associate Producer
Jerome Krowicki Art Director
Jean Labadie Associate Producer
Denis Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Paul Meurisse Cinematographer
Jacques Perrin Producer, Screenwriter
Yves Robert Associate Producer
Bernard Le Roux Sound/Sound Designer
Neer Bikram Shah Associate Producer
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte Editor
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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Review title: Treacherous Terrain. *Intense. * Dramatic. *Suspen

    Review title: Treacherous Terrain. *Intense. * Dramatic. *Suspenseful.
    *Engaging. *Gripping. *Succeed & survive or fail & sure death
    will come to the protagonists. *Viewers learn the importance of true
    leadership. *And learn how pride can impact decisions. Allows viewers to
    observe how pride guides decisions, and viewers receive some insight
    about respecting other people. **Has many tension-filled moments in this
    DVD. Some questions to consider: leadership - what type of leadership
    will viewers observe? And how does it impact the story's outcome.
    **Great DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    Moving, emotional, real. Great music for a true story. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Makes you want to go to Tibet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breathtaking Cinematography!

    An awesome film! A simple story told very well makes for a masterpiece of a film. The short film that tells how Himalaya was made gives a greater appreciation to this work of art.

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