The Cup

This is a thoroughly enjoyable slice-of-life about a community of young exiled Tibetan monks who track down a television set to watch the World Cup final. However, the whole point of this movie is to show the world that while Tibetan monks might appear to be a different form of human being, they're really just like you and me. That point is expressed in a way that's refreshingly obvious. It might be too uneventful for some, but I loved it. This is a true gem.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor, Godu Lama, Thinley Nudi, Kunsang, Kunsang Nyima, Pema Tshundup, Dzigar Kongtrul

Directed by:

Khyentse Norbu


1999 drama

Rated G.


Don Ignacio's score: A

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