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ESCAPE FROM TIBET

by Maria Blumencron

synopsis

On a mountaineering tour in the Himalaya, Johanna meets the eight-year-old Tempa in a Tibetan monastery, where she grants the request of an old abbot to bring the boy secretly to Lhasa. Upon arriving in the capital, Johanna realizes that Tempa and a group of other Tibetan children are to be brought without any equipment over a dangerous high-mountain pass to Nepal. When the Chinese police get wind of the plan, Johanna is suddenly suspected of collaborating with the charismatic leader of the trek, Tashi. Torn between her sense of responsibility to help Tempa and a justified fear for her own life, Johanna decides to go with the group...

international title: Escape from Tibet
original title: Wie zwischen Himmel und Erde
country: Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Maria Blumencron
release date: DE 31/05/2012, AT 01/06/2012
screenplay: Maria Blumencron
cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Sangay Jäger, David Lee McInnis, Yangzom Brauen, Sonam Norbu Gaphel, Tenzin Dolkar Lama, Carlos Leal, Marcello Montecchi, Lucas K. Peterson, Mona Petri, Gian Rupf, Max Sartore, Pema Shitsetsang, Tundup Norboo Tomtom, Céline Pelmo Ulm, Jon Yang
cinematography by: Brian D. Goff, Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
costumes designer: Heike Fademrecht
producer: Jörg Bundschuh, Markus Fischer
production: Kick Film GmbH, Snakefilm GmbH
distributor: Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh, Filmcoopi, Polyfilm Verleih
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