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Kundun (1997)

Coming to theaters at January 16, 1998

Biography, Drama, History

Kundun is biography drama history film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Melissa Mathison. The film stars Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tencho Gyalpo, Tenzin Topjar, Tsewang Migyur Khangsar, Tenzin Lodoe, Gyurme Tethong and Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin. The film primiered at 11 December 1997 on New York City, New York.

In 1937, a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of his people. Director Martin Scorsese brings to the screen the true story of the Dalai Lama. Told through the eyes of His Holiness, “Kundun” brings to life the account of the Dalai Lama’s early life, from childhood through the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his journey into exile.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tencho Gyalpo, Tenzin Topjar, Tsewang Migyur Khangsar, Tenzin Lodoe, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin


Tenzin Thuthob TsarongDalai Lama (Adult)
Tencho GyalpoMother
Tenzin TopjarLobsang (5-10)
Tsewang Migyur KhangsarFather
Tenzin LodoeTakster
Gyurme TethongDalai Lama (Age 12)
Tulku Jamyang Kunga TenzinDalai Lama (Age 5)
Tenzin Yeshi PaichangDalai Lama (Aged 2)
Geshi Yeshi GyatsoLama of Sera
Losang GyatsoThe Messenger
Sonam PhuntsokReting Rinpoche
Gyatso LukhangLord Chamberlain
Lobsang SamtenMaster of the Kitchen
Jigme TsarongTaktra Rimpoche
Tenzin TrinleyLing Rimpoche
Namgay DorjeeKashag / Nobleman #1
Phintso ThondenKashag / Nobleman #2
Chewang Tsering NgokhangLayman #1
Jamyang TenzinNorbu Thundrup
Tashi DhondupLobsang (Adult)
Jampa LungtokNechung Oracle
Karma WangchukDeformed Face Bodyguard
Kim ChanSecond Chinese General
Henry YukGeneral Tan
Ngawang KaldanPrime Minister Lobsang Tashi
Jurme WangdaPrime Minister Lukhangwa
Robert LinChairman Mao
Salden KungaTibetan Doctor
John WongChinese Comrade

( Read more cast details on imdb )

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