Travellers and Magicians

Release January 28, 2005 (Limited)
Cast Tsewang Dandup, Sonam Lhamo, Lhakpa Dorji, Deki Yangzom, Sonam Kinga
Director Khyentse Norbu
Writer Khyentse Norbu
Genres Drama
Studio Zeitgeist Films / Capri Releasing
Length 103 mins.


Young government official Dondup dreams of escaping to America while stuck in a ravishingly beautiful but isolated village. When the first chance arrives, he immediately heads for town and an awaiting visa, but things don't go quite as planned. Missing the bus, he hitchhikes with an elderly apple seller, a sage young monk, and an old man travelling with his beautiful daughter Sonam. Along the way, the perceptive yet mischievous monk tells Dondup a story of another young man who sought a land far away: a tale of lust, jealousy and murder that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup and his blossoming attraction to the innocent Sonam. Travellers and Magicians is a magical mixture of rustic road movie and mystical fable – a potpourri of desire and its consequences, set in a breathtaking landscape.

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