SAMSARA
SAMSARA


SYNOPSIS
What is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one? A spiritual love story set in majestic landscape of Ladakh, in the Himalayas, SAMSARA is a quest, one man's struggle to find spiritual enlightenment.

DIRECTORPan Nalin
YEAR2001
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSToronto 2001
Pusan 2001
PRODUCERSKarl Baumgartner (producer)
Christoph Friedel (producer)
Claudia Steffen (line producer)
Ambrish Arora (line producer India)
Reinhard Brundig (co-producer)
Marc Sillam (co-producer)
Domenico Procacci (co-producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film in co-production with Paradis Films/Ocean Film Distribution
Fandango
PRODUCTIONDilip Shankar (production manager)
Nick Laws (1st assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYFilmstiftung NRW
Filmförderungsanstalt
Hessische Filmförderung
Fonds Sud
Media II Development
Equinoxe
WORLD SALESBavaria Film International
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORKinowelt/Arthaus
LENGTH138 min
FORMATcolour
35mm cinemascope
Dolby SRD
SHOOTING LOCATIONLadakh (India)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGELadakhi
CASTShawn Ku
Christy Chung
Neelesha BaVora
Tenzin Tashi
Jamayang Jinpa
Sherap Sangey
Kelsang Tashi
WRITERSPan Nalin (story & writer)
Tim Baker (co-writer)
CASTINGVivian Hasbrouk, Andrew Leung
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYRali Ralchev
EDITINGIsabel Meier
MUSICCyril Morin
song "Bumblebee" by Dadon
SOUNDBruno Tarriere
ART DIRECTIONPetra Barchi (production designer)
Amardeep Behl (design concept)
Emma Pucci (art director)
COSTUMESNatasha de Betak (costumes)
Sumita Dana (co-costumer)
MAKE UP HAIRLaura Schiavo
LINKSwww.samsarathefilm.com