Seven Years In Tibet
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET is a lavish, meandering and moving film of a 1953 memoir by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer. A blue-eyed, bottle-blond Brad Pitt, looking every inch the Aryan Adonis, stars as Harrer, who set out in 1939 to climb the killer Nanga Parbat, in the Himalayas, wound up in a British POW camp and escaped to find solace in the forbidden (to foreigners) Tibetan city of Lhasa. There, in the Potala Palace, the young Dalai Lama is being trained by monks to take his place as the voice of Tibetan Buddhism.
Cast: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa
Screenplay: Becky Johnston
Original Material: Heinrich Harrer
Director of Photography: Robert Fraisse
Film Editor: Noëlle Boisson
Composer: John Williams
Production Designer: At Hoang
Costume Design: Enrico Sabbatini
Sound: Richard Patton, Ken Weston, Tim Worth, Darren Brisker
Producer: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Iain Smith, John H. Williams
Production Company: Mandalay Entertainment
Co-Production Company: Reperage & Vanguard Films, Applecross Productions
World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud