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The Cup

G Released Jan 28, 2000 1h 34m Comedy List
85% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 86% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Inspired by true events, the story follows two young Tibetan boys, Palden and Nylma, escaping Tibet and arriving at a Tibetan monastery-in-exile nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. The monastery attempts to hook up a satellite dish so that the locals can watch the World Cup soccer matches. Read More Read Less

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Jay Carr Boston Globe Rated: 3/4 Jun 18, 2002 Full Review Tom Dawson BBC.com Rated: 4/5 May 13, 2002 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 15, 2005 Full Review Thomas Delapa Boulder Weekly Rated: 3/5 May 12, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Eitan D The movie itself isn't really good but the spirit of Buddhism is all over it so it makes it somewhat good (i've especially loved the headmaster) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/08/21 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable crowd-pleaser doesn't have much substance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty dull. Not funny and not charming. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A sweet tale, where tradition and the modern find common ground. A nice look at the Buddhist monastic way of life. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice religious fable. SOCCER MONKS Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member a very simple yet wise movie.. I really like the ending which somehow shows that there is no ending.. haha.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Inspired by true events, the story follows two young Tibetan boys, Palden and Nylma, escaping Tibet and arriving at a Tibetan monastery-in-exile nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. The monastery attempts to hook up a satellite dish so that the locals can watch the World Cup soccer matches.
Director
Khyentse Norbu
Producer
Raymond Steiner, Malcolm Watson
Screenwriter
Khyentse Norbu
Distributor
Fine Line Features
Production Co
Palm Pictures, Coffee Stain Productions
Rating
G
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
Hindi
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 28, 2000, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 30, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$1.1M
Runtime
1h 34m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital, Surround, Dolby SR
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