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The Last Dalai Lama?

The Last Dalai Lama? is a movie starring George W. Bush, Rinchen Khando Choegyal, and Tenzin Choegyal. A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet...

Other Titles
Der letzte Dalai Lama
Running Time
1 hours 22 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Mickey Lemle
Writer
Mickey Lemle
Actors
Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Tenzin Choegyal, George W. Bush, Thupten Chokdhen
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.

Comments about documentary «The Last Dalai Lama?» (30)

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Samantha Lee

What can I say about the great man that I haven't already said? He was the father of Buddhism and he lived a noble life in Tibet. His philosophy and philosophy of life will live on and on in the history of mankind. This is what I mean by being true to yourself and being true to the ones you love. And what is most inspiring about the movie is how he came to be where he is today. He was a young boy in the mountains of Tibet and he was already a king in his own village. He was a leader and he was the master of his people. He led his people through the difficult times and he was willing to give his life to the people in a very difficult situation. He was a father figure to all of his people. And he went through the hardships and he was willing to give his life to those who were willing to give theirs. What an amazing example for a man who lived an isolated life to be. I hope that there will be more movies made about this great man. And what an inspiring story to share with people about his life and how he lived. I hope that we can learn from his example and not to compare him to other great people and to compare him to other great men. He was a great person. I hope that more people can learn from him.

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Louis G.

I was fortunate to see this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. This is a film about a historic event that the Tibetans (Dalai Lama) consider their own. It is the last of the three tours of the Dalai Lama's life in exile in India. The film is a documentary on the Dalai Lama's life and travels through the two tours of the Dalai Lama. The film follows the Dalai Lama as he is accompanied by his family and the Indian police on his final trip to India. He is not allowed to speak with the press and does not meet the Indian prime minister. He is not allowed to talk to the Dalai Lama's supporters, and is subject to harsh interrogation. The Dalai Lama has to do his best to avoid torture by the Indian police and the Buddhist monks, who believe the Dalai Lama is a heretic and has broken the rules of the monastery. The film is very well made and well edited. The performances of the Dalai Lama are very good. The Dalai Lama is an interesting and unique figure. The Dalai Lama is an extraordinary man, and this film does a very good job of showing his life and the impact he has had on the Tibetan people. I believe that the film will have a great impact on the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama is a very interesting man and his life is a history lesson. The film shows how difficult it is for the Dalai Lama to live in exile in India and the struggle he had to go through to keep his message alive. I believe this film will be a great success and will be shown to many people around the world.

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Michael

I just wanted to add my two cents. I am an avid film lover, especially when it comes to documentaries. I like the fact that this film is a work of art and not the usual boring non-art-film that you usually find out there. This film, on the other hand, is a true eye opener. It is a film about the Dalai Lama. The film, not the Dalai Lama, is a biography. You know how people who have had the Dalai Lama as a role model often go on and on about the Dalai Lama, telling the stories of how the Dalai Lama inspired them to do what they do? Well, this film does it to you, too. In the opening sequence, you will be shocked by the extent to which this man is portrayed in the film. If you like documentaries, this is a must see!

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Pamela

First off, I really love this film. I would have preferred a longer running time, but it's an excellent piece of art that will leave you thinking. It is wonderful to see the reactions of so many of the ordinary people in the movie, who are mostly completely innocent in this tragic event. They say things like "the Tibetan people are suffering" or "I can't believe that". I think that is because they are living in an incredible country where you don't have to be an expert on Tibet to understand that the Dalai Lama has a role in the government. They are being told about the Dalai Lama by the "official" news media. They are told that this is a conflict between India and China, and they are told that this is how the Chinese government views Tibet. I think it is a great irony that so many ordinary people are being affected by this, as if the Dalai Lama was the one in charge of the whole situation. This is an excellent film, with a brilliant director. The documentary footage is really excellent. It's really a shame that it has been so long since I have seen it. This film is a gem.

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Nicholas Henry

For years, every time the Dalai Lama was interviewed on the news, I would watch the segment, and I still do. I'm sure the words of the Dalai Lama will resonate with millions. He's such a good guy, and he says he's never asked for forgiveness, but it's good to know that there are still people who believe in his words, so they know he means well. That's what this movie is about, and the Dalai Lama himself is a great narrator. I wish the director would have gone into more detail about the Tibetan spiritual traditions, the Dalai Lama's teachings, the teachings of the late, great Tibetan spiritual leader, Amdo Gyaltsen. Amdo Gyaltsen was a very charismatic and brilliant leader, who died of a stroke just a few months after the Dalai Lama was named as his successor. The Dalai Lama, when he was in his 60's, came to the US, to give his last lecture in Harvard. I remember the Dalai Lama saying that he didn't want to become a celebrity, but he wanted to teach a message to people. He said that there are billions of people who will read his teachings, and millions of people who will follow his teachings. He said that he wanted people to be good and kind to each other. I think he meant that he wanted to make people realize that we're all human, and that the world has a responsibility to help people. He said that we all need to be kind to each other, to care for the Earth, and to treat people with respect. We're all different, and that's what he meant. This movie is a wonderful and inspiring movie that I would recommend to everyone.

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Ashley Perkins

The Last Dalai Lama? is a documentary on the life and teachings of the late, great Dalai Lama, the fourth-highest ranking religious figure in Tibetan Buddhism. It tells the story of the life of the man who became the most famous of all Tibetan spiritual leaders, and his first encounter with the outside world. It also shows the daily life of the Dalai Lama, his various children, and his three wives, and the many people who have been touched by his teachings. The film also covers a few historical events in the life of the Dalai Lama, and the lives of some of his former students. It's not the best documentary ever made, but it's a great look at a unique and inspiring figure. It's also a film that most people will probably not see. The DVD comes with English subtitles and an excellent score, which adds to the overall quality of the film. I would recommend it, but I don't know if it's available in your country.

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Philip H.

A Must see for all good movie lovers. While not a documentary as much as a documentary, the plot is based on the actual life of the Dalai Lama, giving his story as well as his life. It's a journey, a journey into the mind of the Dalai Lama, and also into the history of Tibet. This documentary has a lot of truth in it. It also features interviews with current Tibetan leaders as well as other Tibetan leaders of the past. This documentary is one that I would definitely recommend to everyone, and it definitely does not disappoint.

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Gerald C.

First, I will say that the Tibetan people are not my biggest fan of Dalai Lama. I have always thought that he was too open and liberal in his approach to Buddhism. I think that he is a good leader of the Tibetan people, but I think that the way he has chosen to lead his people has been too aggressive. This movie is not about the Dalai Lama's background and what he has been through, it is about how the Tibetan people have been mistreated for years by the Chinese. The movie shows the brutality of the Chinese government and how it has been ignored by the world. The Dalai Lama, who is a very good person, should not have made this movie. I believe that the Chinese government should have been more responsible and be a little more respectful to the Tibetans. This movie is not the way to show the Chinese government's attitude towards Tibetans. I think that the movie is a very important part of this history, and should be shown to the world.

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Tyler C.

I loved this documentary, especially the scenes of the people in the United States. It reminded me of the news stories from the early years of the 50s and 60s, when it was very rare to see a young Tibetan woman in a small American town. It was the same with the US - the Tibetan people were only a small minority, but their stories were told in great detail. This film is very good and does a good job of telling the stories of the people in the United States. I loved the music and the shots of the American countryside. The film really shows how far away the Tibetan people are from the rest of the world. I love the way the film shows the positive aspects of the Tibetan culture. The film is very interesting and informative. The story of the Dalai Lama is well told, and is based on a true story. The film does a good job of telling the Tibetan people's story.

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Douglas R.

I can't understand how this film has such a low rating. I loved the photography and story and it really struck a chord with me. This is an inspiring story of one of the most inspiring people of all time. I found myself so impressed by the story, it just moved me to tears. I'm sure many people have similar stories, and are going to relate in their own way to the film. I believe everyone should see this film. This is a very important film and should be seen by every person.

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Paul H.

This film brings a long buried historical event to the world. If we want to understand what the Chinese government is doing to Tibet, this is a very useful film to watch. This film is not about the Dalai Lama or Buddhism but about what happened during the events surrounding his return to Tibet in 1959. The Chinese government has never released any information on the reasons why the Dalai Lama was moved to Tibet and it is a pity that the government does not seem to be interested in what happened during the Great Leap Forward and the Tibetans after the war.

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Cheryl Rice

I am sure that everyone can relate to the feelings of loneliness and loss, especially when you are a Buddhist, or a religious leader. I felt as if I was in an American media film about my own religious leaders, and this movie brought back memories of those who are still alive and those who are still searching for answers. My main take away was that those who suffer from loneliness should not worry, that everyone has their own strength, that everyone has their own journey. I hope to see a continuation of this movie, and I hope that some of the questions that were asked of the Buddha are asked of me, and if so, that I will be prepared to face the questions with the courage and resolve that is needed to reach the full potential of my life and my own personal development.

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Tyler

The film is fantastic, but a few things stand out. This film looks at the most violent child to child relationship ever filmed, the most desperate need of a child to be loved and cared for and the incredible effort made to do so. I really thought this film was amazing. Great performances from the actors and director, great story and overall great documentary.

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Patrick

There are so many things in this film that are just as powerful and important as the life of the Dalai Lama. There is such a wide variety of the Dalai Lama's ideas and teachings that they all fit nicely into a single story. The Tibetan language is spoken in such a way that one cannot follow a single dialogue without having the subtitles on the screen, but this is to help understand the Tibetan language. The film is beautifully shot and edited. The music is very soothing and comforting to the ears, and it perfectly matches the content of the film. If you have ever read the Dalai Lama's books, or if you have any interest in the Tibetan language, I highly recommend this film. In my opinion, it's one of the best documentaries that I have ever seen. It gives the viewer a deep understanding of a great spiritual leader and what he teaches. The film was very well received at the Cannes Film Festival. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys documentaries and Tibetan culture. I give it a 10/10.

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Samuel H.

This movie does a great job of telling the truth. It shows that the problems the Tibetans have had with the Chinese have been in their own culture for decades, and that the problems with the Chinese are the problems with the Chinese. There is a constant need for Chinese to "learn" and "adapt" to Tibetans culture. The movie shows that the Chinese are much more of a threat to Tibetans culture than the Tibetan people are to the Chinese. People want to get rid of the Chinese and get rid of the Dalai Lama. This is a movie that needs to be shown in every classroom in America, so that we can see that the Chinese are just as bad as the Chinese Communist Party.

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Katherine W.

I had a difficult time getting past the first 20 minutes of the movie, I was very disappointed in the lack of information and the lack of supporting information that the media seemed to be providing. In addition to this, there was no explanation as to what the purpose of the movie was. It was not an entertaining documentary. I thought that the title was misleading. I read the book and was not sure if it was a good title, because it did not say "Last Dalai Lama." The movie did not provide information that would help the public understand that the Dalai Lama was NOT the last Dalai Lama. The movie did not provide information that would help the public understand that the Dalai Lama was NOT the first Dalai Lama. I also thought that the movie did not show the Dalai Lama's spiritual awakening. I was hoping that this movie would provide a different perspective. I felt that the movie did not meet my expectations.

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Angela

I saw this film at the Montreal Film Festival. I was really surprised by the amount of people that were out there to support the film. The film itself is amazing, with great photography, fantastic cinematography, and a great soundtrack. The people that are working with the film are brilliant, and I hope to see them in more films. The film is also the basis of the book. The book is also wonderful, and the film is an excellent companion. It's also interesting to note that this film was actually inspired by the Tibetan people and their refusal to bow down to a new Dalai Lama. They have not bowed to any of the previous Dalai Lamas. The film is definitely a must see.

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Elizabeth

This movie is about a dying man who wants to see his late father, the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government to negotiate the Dalai Lama's claim on the land that the Tibetan government occupied. In this film we see how he is in a constant battle with his government and his own family, but also his community. It is a very interesting movie about a man who is in a constant struggle against the world. He is a simple man, who does not want to have to pay for any human or property he might have in this land, and wants the land and people he has to leave. This is a movie about how people of the world struggle to live in peace and how they all must leave their past behind them and live in peace and harmony. The people who work in this film are in a constant battle against the government and the government is in a constant struggle with the people. In the end, we see the end of the government and the people are left free to live in peace. I recommend this movie to people of all ages. I give this movie a 10/10. It is a must see for everyone.

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Howard

This documentary is an excellent and moving presentation of the struggle of Tibetans to preserve their spiritual traditions and identity. I am delighted that someone has come up with the idea of showing Tibetans of the current generation of Tibetans. I am a student of Tibetan Buddhist Buddhism, and it is difficult for me to understand the perspective of Tibetans living in the outside world. They have had to take great care in making sure that their own traditions are not tampered with by outsiders. It is very easy to criticize these young Tibetans for being uneducated and superficial. I would like to remind all Tibetans of the difficulties of living in a monolithic society that is culturally insensitive and of which their own traditions are not valued. These young Tibetans have shown great courage in fighting for their spiritual traditions. They are showing their dedication to the culture and tradition of Tibet, and their courage in coming to Tibet and following the traditions of their ancestors. I commend them for their work and I hope that they are successful in their struggle.

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Joan

This is a wonderful movie about Tibet. It shows the people, the rulers, the officials, the traditional food and drink, and how they live. I saw it with my friend, and we both were astounded by the beauty of the scenery and the ancient textiles. The music was wonderfully suited to the film. I have seen this movie on TV a number of times, and the people's stories have always fascinated me. It's a movie that everyone should see.

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Carolyn

This documentary is outstanding in every way. It takes the viewer into the mountains and valleys of the Tibet plateau, and gives a general view of the overall situation of the Tibetan people, and of their relationship with the government in exile in India. It also shows how hard it is for the Tibetan people to live and prosper in a country they consider their own. I also liked the inclusion of some of the Tibetan people who have escaped the Chinese occupation of Tibet, and are now working in India, showing that a Tibet is not a Western European type, but a community that has learned to live in harmony with nature, and in spite of a painful history. What I most appreciated about this film was the many people interviewed, and their stories, which were very moving and heartfelt. I highly recommend this film.

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Jeremy W.

It's a wonderful film and I loved it. I feel like I have a lot of work to do in life, and this film was inspirational. It was all about living, not thinking about it, and just living. It really did make me want to go to Tibet and learn more about it, and it definitely gave me a better understanding of how Tibet is like. I think that this film is a great film, and it's probably one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It definitely made me think, and it definitely made me feel happy.

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Amanda T.

The Last Dalai Lama? is a very unique documentary. It shows the lives of a variety of people who have died while following the Dalai Lama. While the documentary is focusing on one person's life, it is able to show you other people's lives. This is a documentary about the Tibetan Buddhist teachings, and it is very important. The Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist teachings have been marginalized and disregarded by the Western media, and this documentary will help them be recognized and praised.

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Stephen

The Last Dalai Lama is the last documentary I've ever seen about the Dalai Lama. It was produced in 1999, and I've seen it on TV a few times since. It's no wonder it's been around for so long. It was groundbreaking. I've never been able to understand how this man had a life of any real significance to anybody. To understand what he did and the people around him, it's very important. There's very little of his family, other than his mother, and the other family members, have been killed. The children are not allowed to speak to their father. There's nothing they can do. He's forgotten about them. They only know that he's asleep. I've always had a hard time understanding why his mind is so powerful, or why his teaching is so important. I'm sure he had an incredible influence on other cultures. That's what makes this film so powerful. I had the chance to meet the Dalai Lama, and this is the story of how he became a religious leader. I'd recommend this film to everyone, even to people who don't understand Buddhism. I think that's the way it's supposed to be.

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Virginia Alvarez

To all the people who want to have a more informed view about the Tibetan people and the government: please watch this documentary! The sad fact is that there is a good reason to believe that the Dalai Lama has been in hiding for the past three years. I think that this documentary, which I think is very well done and very informative, is one of the best ways to go about it. I will be watching this documentary again and will be more prepared to listen to the Tibetan people when they speak. I highly recommend this documentary and it is a must see for those who want to know what the government is doing to the Tibetan people.

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Wayne Ford

This is an insightful documentary about the rise and fall of the Dalai Lama. The Tibetans wanted him to rule their land, but when he turned into a flesh-eating monster, they gave up. He is now a recluse living in exile. He does not want to rule Tibet. This documentary has a lot of truth in it. The people in Tibet are very sympathetic. Some of the Tibetans interviewed were ashamed to be interviewed. The Tibetan government is corrupt. There is no freedom of religion. There are not enough jobs for the people in Tibet. Tibetans have not been allowed to express their views. They do not want to. The Dalai Lama is respected in his homeland, but not in the rest of the world. He is wanted by people everywhere for his political and spiritual enlightenment. This documentary is about how the Dalai Lama's idea of the West is "soft" and "soft-hearted". The Dalai Lama is not a soft-hearted guy. He is the personification of a man who does not understand the meaning of the word "freedom". The Dalai Lama is also a very spiritual person. He does not want to have a relationship with other religions. He is not interested in religion. He is not interested in politics. He is interested in being enlightened. The Dalai Lama is the personification of a man who is not interested in politics, and is not interested in religion. He is the Dalai Lama. This is a great documentary.

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Jane

This movie is a depiction of the Dalai Lama's life, what he had to go through, and his response to the criticisms of the critics and the Tibetan people. This movie is not for the faint of heart. There are many strong scenes and discussions, but also strong emotions. This movie also has a nice message of hope and humility. This movie is not for the easily angered, but it does show what the Dalai Lama went through. I believe this movie does a great job of showing the emotions of the Dalai Lama and his people, and also what he went through. The movie is very well done, but it is not for everyone. I think the Tibetan people are entitled to their opinions, and they deserve to be heard. I believe that this movie is a great portrayal of the Dalai Lama and his people, and it is also a great representation of the current situation in Tibet.

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James A.

The Last Dalai Lama is an amazing documentary about the Dalai Lama and his teaching. The Dalai Lama is an extraordinary man and a charismatic figure who inspires millions of people around the world to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Although the documentary is fairly slow at times, the focus is on the man and the teachings he provides. The documentary is visually stunning and is well worth watching.

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Daniel Cooper

I remember seeing the trailer for this documentary years ago, and was curious to see what it would be like to be in the film. As it turned out, the film was a rather interesting documentary, and the characters of the Dalai Lama and his staff were fascinating. There were also a lot of issues to consider in the movie, which I felt was good. There was a lot of discussion about the government of Tibet, as well as the government of China. The Dalai Lama is in the news often, and I'm glad that there were a few subjects that were discussed, but some topics were covered in a much more positive way. I was interested in seeing what the film would be like to see how the Dalai Lama dealt with these issues, but I was pleasantly surprised. The documentary itself was interesting, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Dalai Lama.

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Angela

With the passing of the Dalai Lama, a new director has emerged to take over his legacy. The Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist leader, who had died in 1959, is being re-released as a film. The story is about a young Tibetan boy who is chosen to take the leadership of Tibet, after the death of his mother. He is given only a few days to complete his task. When he is not able to complete his task, he is asked to resign and hand over the leadership to another. The other is the young man's older brother. The story is told in a very slow and boring way, in a traditional way, where the camera seems to be following the boy and his brother through the streets of a town. The film does not make you feel for the Tibetan people, who are treated like beggars, or that the country is in such bad shape. In fact, the film does not seem to want to show that. The only part of the film that does seem to show that is the one where the boy tries to win the support of the government. This is a good film, but it is not the film that I would recommend to anybody. It is very slow, and it does not show the problems that Tibetans are facing. This is not a good film, it is not a good documentary. It is just a film, and a very good film, and not the documentary that I would recommend to anybody.