HIMALAYA
HIMALAYA


SYNOPSIS
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

DIRECTOREric Valli
YEAR1999
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSFlanders Intl Film Festival 1999: Golden Spur - César Awards
France 2000: Cèsar - Canberra Intl Film Festival 2000: Audience Award - Oscar ceremonies 2000: nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
PRODUCERSChristophe Barratier
Jacques Perrin (producer)
Mick Csaky
Danièle Delorme
Jean-Marc Henchoz
Jean Labadie
Yves Robert
Neer Bikram Shah (co-producers)
Jean de Trégomain (executive producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITH
PRODUCTIONJean-Baptiste Leclère (unit production manager)
Michel Debats (assistant director)
SUPPORTED BY
WORLD SALES
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora / Kinowelt
LENGTH108 min
FORMATcolour
Dolby Digital
SHOOTING LOCATION
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
CASTThilen Lhondup
Gurgon Kyap
Lhapka Tsamchoe
Karma Wangel
Karma Tensing
WRITERSNathalie Azoulai
Olivier Dazat
Louis Gardel
Jean-Claude Guillebaud
CASTINGGabrielle Beroff, Sophie Blanchouin, Sylvie Brocheré
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYEric Guichard, Jean-Paul Meurisse
EDITINGMarie-Josèphe Yoyotte
MUSICBruno Coulais
SOUNDStéphane Albinet
Denis Guilhem
Bernard Leroux
Denis Martin (II)
Gina Pignier
ART DIRECTIONJérôme Krowicki (production design)
Tenzin Norbu Lama (art direction)
COSTUMESMichel Debats
Karma Tundup Gurung
MAKE UP HAIRMichèle Carmitrand
LINKSwww.himalaya-fr.com