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The Cup

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Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Mild themes and coarse language

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Description

The Cup

Buddhism is their philosophy. Soccer is their religion.

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen.

Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, Orgyen sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world.

Critic Reviews:

  • " A delightful demonstration of how spirituality can coexist quite happily with an intense desire for France to defeat Brazil. " – Roger Ebert
  • " A lovely, delightful, and quiet movie that's easy to swallow and doesn't disrupt the patterns of the world. " – Jeffrey M. Anderson
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2003
Number of Discs
1
Length (Minutes)
94
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.85 : 1
Language
Tibetan
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Genre
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Original Release Year
1999
UPC
9315841996230
Product ID
1462643

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