Himalaya


1h 44m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Karma returns from a journey with the sad news that Tinle's son has died in an accident. As head of the village, Tinle uses all his power to punish Karma for his son's death, and forbids him to lead an upcoming yak caravan. The conflict divides the village into two factions, with both men deciding t

Film Details

Also Known As
Caravan, Himalaya - Die Kindheit eines Karawanenführers, Himalaya - L'Infanzia di un capo, Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef, Himalaya: L'enfance d'un chef
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Kino International
Location
Tibet, China; Dolpo, Himalayas, Nepal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Karma returns from a journey with the sad news that Tinle's son has died in an accident. As head of the village, Tinle uses all his power to punish Karma for his son's death, and forbids him to lead an upcoming yak caravan. The conflict divides the village into two factions, with both men deciding to make the same journey separately. Tensions finally come to a head when Karma and Tinle's two caravans cross paths high up in the Himalayas.

Crew

Jean-philippe Audin

Music

Nathalie Azoulai

Screenplay

Olli Barbe

Unit Manager

Christophe Barratier

Music

Christophe Barratier

Producer

Jean-paul Batailley

Music

Gabrielle Beroff

Casting

Sophie Blanchouin

Casting

Sylvie Brocheré

Casting

Michele Carmintrand

Continuity

Michele Carmintrand

Hairdresser

Irene Cohen-aguerre

Editor

Bruno Coulais

Music

Mick Csaky

Associate Producer

Mick Csaky

Coproducer

Olivier Dazat

Screenplay

Olivier Dazat

Other

Jean De Tregomain

Executive Producer

Jean De Trgomain

Line Producer

Michel Debats

Costume Designer

Michel Debats

Technical Advisor

Michel Debats

Assistant Director

Daniele Delorme

Coproducer

Daniele Delorme

Associate Producer

Luc Drion

Camera

Raoul Duflot

Music

Louis Gardel

Screenplay

Claude Garnier

Camera

+ric Guichard

Director Of Photography

Denis Guilhem

Sound Engineer

Denis Guilhem

Sound

Jean-claude Guillebaud

Screenplay

Karma Tundung Gurung

Costume Designer

Jean-marc Henchoz

Coproducer

Jean-marc Henchoz

Associate Producer

Debra Kellner

Photography

Jerome Krowicki

Production Designer

Jean Labadie

Associate Producer

Jean Labadie

Coproducer

Tenzin Norbu Lama

Other

Jean-baptiste Leclere

Unit Production Manager

Jean-baptiste Leclere

Unit Manager

Bernard Leroux

Sound

Bernard Leroux

Sound Mixer

Laurent Levy

Sound Effects

Didier Lize

Music

Denis Martin

Sound

Denis Martin

Sound Engineer

Jean-paul Meurisse

Director Of Photography

Jean-marc Mouligne

Special Effects

Jacques Perrin

Producer

Jacques Perrin

Screenplay

Michel Peyratout

Music

Slim Pezin

Music

Gina Pignier

Sound Editor

Yves Prince

Graphic Designer

Amar Rai

Other

Maxime Rebiere

Storyboard Artist

Yves Robert

Associate Producer

Yves Robert

Coproducer

Neer Bikram Shah

Coproducer

Neer Bikram Shah

Associate Producer

Kit Spencer

Other

Diane Summers

Other

Eric Valli

Screenplay

Eric Valli

Other

Laurent Lulia Violoncello

Music

Marie-josephe Yoyotte

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Caravan, Himalaya - Die Kindheit eines Karawanenführers, Himalaya - L'Infanzia di un capo, Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef, Himalaya: L'enfance d'un chef
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Kino International
Location
Tibet, China; Dolpo, Himalayas, Nepal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival.

Winner of two 1999 Cesar Awards, including Best Music and Best Cinematography.

Released in United States Spring March 30, 2001

Released in United States May 25, 2001

Released in United States June 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video March 5, 2002

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 15-29, 1999.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 4-14, 1999.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (European Film Market) February 9-20, 2000

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for travel-writer, photographer and short filmmaker Eric Valli. Valli has lived in the Dolpo region of Nepal for nearly twenty years.

Began shooting September 1997.

Completed shooting July 1998.

Film uses mostly non-professional actors.

Released in United States Spring March 30, 2001

Released in United States May 25, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 22, 2001 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video March 5, 2002

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 15-29, 1999.)

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (European Film Market) February 9-20, 2000)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)