Travellers & Magicians

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: February 11, 2005
DVD: October 25, 2005

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Cast: Tshewang Dendup, Sonam Lhamo, Lhakpa Dorji, Deki Yangzom


In the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, nestled deep in the Himalayas, two men seek to escape their mundane lives. Dondup, an educated university graduate decides that he will be better off picking grapes in the US than working as a government officer in a remote rural village.

Tashi, a restless farm youth studying magic, cannot bear the thought of a life consigned to his village. Through a trick of his brother, he is delivered into a dream world of seduction and intrigue. The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life.

It is a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder that concludes with the dilemma--is the grass truly greener on the other side?

Director: Khyentse Norbu
Studio: Capri Releasing
Producer(s): Raymond Steiner, Malcolm Watson
Screenplay: Khyentse Norbu
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