★★★★☆ USA. 2h16m. Biography / War / Drama. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Written by Becky Johnston (screenplay) and Heinrich Harrer (“Seven Years In Tibet”). Cinematography by Robert Fraisse. Edited by Noëlle Boisson. Music by John Williams. Starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Danny Denzongpa, Mako, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk.
Based on the 1952 book of the same name. The book was written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet between 1939 and 1951 during World War II, the interim period, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s invasion of Tibet in 1950.