The Cup

The Cup

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(suitable for older children who can read subtitles) 93 min
(1999)
Dir. Khyentse Norbu
Trailer

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive in a remote Himalayan  monastery in India. The atmosphere of calm contemplation gives way to soccer fever. Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village,  one of the young monks, Orgyen sets out to rent a TV set for the monastery. This becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of a rapidly changing world.