The Cup

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: February 11, 2000

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Cast: Kunsang Nyima, Pema Tshundup, Lama Chonjor, Jamyang Lodro, Orgyen Tobgyal


Inspired by true events, the story follows two young Tibetan boys, Palden and Nylma, escaping Tibet and arriving at a Tibetan monastery-in-exile.

Once ordination formalities are completed, the boys are thrown into a whirlwind of unexpected events not usually associated with the austere atmosphere of a traditional Tibetan monastery - the World Cup Soccer Final is on and football fever is running hot throughout the hallowed hallways. Soccer slogans are seen everywhere and the chanting of young monks is not always in a traditional vein, much to the distress of Geko, the monastery's disciplinarian.

Not only is this story based upon true events, but most of the real people are cast to play themselves.

Director: Khyentse Norbu
Studio: Fine Line Features
Producer(s): Raymond Steiner, Malcolm Watson
Screenplay: Khyentse Norbu
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